Global Political Islam

  • OIC Continues to Use UN to Take Aim at Israel

    October 29, 2014

    The Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (“OIC”) condemned the Israeli government's recent announcement for approval of expanded settlement construction in Jerusalem, condemning Jewish settlers for their recent attack on Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa Mosque, and calling on the United Nations Security Council to take act on Israel "to end repeated aggression and to respect religious sites."

  • Nigeria's Violent Islamists Commit Atrocities Against Kidnapped Girls

    October 29, 2014

    Boko Haram, the violent Islamist group fighting to impose sharia law throughout Nigeria, has committed wholesale rape and forced marriage against schoolgirls kidnapped by the group, according to a new report based on escaped girls' interviews with Human Rights Watch.

  • Saudi Islamism Used by Judiciary to Silence Free Speech

    October 29, 2014

    A court in Saudi Arabia sentenced three lawyers to extended imprisonment for criticizing judicial corruption and bias, only days after the country's top Muslim cleric condemned social media as "the source of all evil and devastation."

  • Islamic State Implements Youth Recruitment Program for Violent Extremism

    October 29, 2014

    The Islamic State (formerly ISIS, or Islamic State of Iraq and Syria) has already begun to implement a widespread youth recruitment program in Iraq and Syria – including education in sharia practice and jihad, military service involving frontline fighting and blood transfusions for jihadis – aimed at cross-generational radicalization, according to field data from international organizations and human rights groups.

  • Jihadi Cells Ally with Illegal Cartels to Foment Unrest in Tunisia

    October 29, 2014

    In the run-up to national elections in Tunisia, armed jihadi cells are strengthening their ties with drug and arms cartels to foment unrest and influence election outcomes, as detailed in a new report by the International Crisis Group.

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