Global Political Islam

  • Iran Ups Spying Convictions Against U.S. & EU Dual Citizens

    January 29, 2021

    Iran's courts meted out a 10-year prison sentence to a dual US-Iranian citizen on espionage charges, the latest in a recent trend of non-transparent, arbitrary judicial decisions in which the Islamic theocratic regime has targeted American and European citizens with dual Iranian citizenship for spying and "corruption on earth."

  • Iran & Taliban Condemn U.S. for Violence in Afghanistan

    January 29, 2021

    Following a meeting in Tehran, officials from the security apparatus of the Taliban and Iran's Islamic revolutionary theocracy have closed ranks in public statements blaming the United States for the protracted, decades-long violence in Afghanistan.

  • U.S. Treasury Sanctions Egyptian Terrorists Harbored by Turkey

    January 29, 2021

    The U.S. Treasury Department designation of two Turkey-based leaders of the Egypt Movement, Harakat Sawa'd Misr, a Foreign Terrorist Organization, highlights NATO-member Turkey as an active safe haven Islamist terrorist groups affiliated with the Muslim Brotherhood, Hamas, al-Qaeda, IS, and the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps.

  • Competition Aggravates Sectarian Violence in Pakistan

    January 27, 2021

    According to Modern Diplomacy, Pakistan has become a target for geopolitical and religious competition between Sunni-majority Islamist theocracies of the Arabian Peninsula and Iran's Shiite-majority Islamist theocracy, aggravating intolerance and violence as well as exposing the limits of pluralism within Islamism as a political ideology.

  • Turkey Balances Islamist Agenda Against Economic Priorities

    January 27, 2021

    Modern Diplomacy reports a recent religious ruling by Turkey’s Directorate of Religious Affairs will approve interest rates in certain cases, highlighting the regime’s effort to balance economic priorities against broader goals of socioeconomic Islamization at home and the use of Islamist soft power in foreign policy in Europe and Asia.

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