Global Political Islam

  • Jihadis Make Major Move Toward Toppling Syrian Regime

    December 10, 2014

    Islamic State forces have laid siege to Syria's Deir Ezzor military airport, a key site whose capture by jihadis will facilitate their overthrow of the government regime in Damascus.

  • Jihadists Continue Religious Cleansing in Mideast

    December 10, 2014

    Islamist jihadists under the banner of The Islamic State (“IS”) continue the violent religious cleansing of Christians from the Mideast, while Al-Azhar, Sunni Islam's most renowned center of Islamic learning, echoed the joint statement of Pope Francis and Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew calling for an end to anti-Christian violence.

  • Saudi Arabia and IS Push Alternative Versions of Radical Islamism

    December 10, 2014

    The proclamation of a transnational caliphate by The Islamic State (“IS”) represents a direct challenge to Saudi Arabia's efforts to claim global primacy as the purveyor of the definitive pan-Islamist ideology, and recent IS-sponsored attacks inside Saudi Arabia point to the growing confrontation between two authoritarian ideologies operating in the name of Islam.

  • Militant Islamist Wing of Hamas Gets Support from NATO-Member Turkey

    December 10, 2014

    Command-and-control decisions for the militant Islamist wing of Hamas, including weapons, financial and investment deals, and political cover for attacks on Israel, are being consolidated and launched from inside NATO-member Turkey, where Hamas' radical-rejectionist leadership has set up headquarters in Istanbul.

  • Violent Islamist Groups Expand Footprint in Libya

    December 10, 2014

    The collapse of the Libyan state and the country's free-fall into civil war has seen the steady expansion and consolidation of a cluster of violent Islamist groups on Europe's Mediterranean littoral – under the administration of the MSSI, or the Islamic Youth Shura Council – loyal to the jihadi ideology and practices of both The Islamic State and al-Qaeda.

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