Global Political Islam

  • Iraqi Authorities Condemn Male-Female Dancing Performance

    August 05, 2019

    Highlighting the creeping expansion of Islamist extremist applications of religious blasphemy for social-control purposes, Iraqi political authorities’ condemned male and female dancers in a performance that opened a West Asia Football Federation soccer match in the Shiite-dominant city of Karbala.

  • Britain’s Largest Islamic Bank Has Links to Violent Extremists

    August 05, 2019

    Investigative reporting in the UK has revealed that Britain’s oldest and largest Islamic bank providing sharia compliant/compatible financial services, which is majority-owned by the Islamic theocratic regime of Qatar, has a client list that includes Islamist extremist organizations and terrorist groups.

  • Refugee Camps in Syria Present Opportunities to IS

    August 05, 2019

    The humanitarian crisis conditions in the many refugee camps across Syria in the aftermath of the country's devastating civil war represent a radicalization opportunity for Islamic State (IS) fighters, who use such camps as an ideological training ground for the caliphate ideology.

  • Death of Hamza bin Laden May Signal Power Shift to IS

    August 02, 2019

    The announcement by US officials of the death of al-Qaeda founder Osama bin Laden's favorite son and apparent heir to the leadership of the Islamist terror organization may tell a deeper story about a power shift from al-Qaeda to Islamic State (IS) in the global Islamist ecosystem.

  • Banana Republic's New Hijab Line Sparks Debate

    August 02, 2019

    Banana Republic's launch of a new clothing line of hijabs has sparked online debate among Muslim Instagram influencers who see the clothing as a sign of cultural inclusion against those who criticize the clothing retailer for failing to follow appropriate Islamic dress codes for the models showing the hijabs.

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