Global Political Islam

  • Somali Islamist Extremists Continue Assaults

    January 02, 2015

    Only days after a U.S. drone attacked killed the intelligence leader of the Somali Islamist extremist group al-Shabaab, the militant organization attacked a Somali army base and signaled its continuing commitment to make the East African country into an Islamic state.

  • Islamic State Magazine Calls for Attacks Against "Infidels" in West

    January 02, 2015

    The most recent issue of "Dabiq," the flagship magazine of The Islamic State's ("IS") social media operation, calls on sympathizers of the Islamist extremist movement to carry out violence against "infidels" in Western countries in Europe and North America.

  • OIC Criticizes UN Security Council Vote on Israel-Palestine Resolution

    January 02, 2015

    The Secretary General of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation ("OIC") issued an official statement criticizing the United Nations Security Council for its failure to approve a draft resolution that would have imposed a three-year deadline for a full Israeli withdrawal from the Palestinian Territories of the West Bank and Gaza, characterizing the Security Council's decision as support for Israeli "colonial rule and apartheid."

  • ISIS Manual on Slavery and Rape Draws Criticism for Use of Sharia

    January 02, 2015

    The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria ("ISIS") has distributed a color manual, "Question and Answers on Female Slaves and their Freedom," detailing conditions for slavery and rape of non-Muslim captives in the areas of Iraq controlled by the violent extremist group, drawing criticism from some experts who condemn ISIS' interpretation of Islamic law as a distortion.

  • Boko Haram Wages New Assault in War for Sharia State in Nigeria

    January 02, 2015

    The Islamist extremist group Boko Haram carried out another attack on civilians in Nigeria, continuing the movement's terror campaign to impose Sharia rule throughout the country.

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