Global Political Islam

  • Sharia Finance Expands into New York Housing Market

    March 07, 2019

    Sharia-compliant lending deals have been slowly expanding in the US housing market, with a recent example in the purchase of student housing complex near the University of Buffalo by a Florida-based firm and an unidentified Middle East investor.

  • Taliban Continue Jihad During Negotiations with US

    March 07, 2019

    The Taliban have staged a lethal attack against an Afghan military base as part of the Islamist group’s jihadi operations to make Afghanistan a sharia state even as the group negotiates with the US for troop withdrawals after almost two decades of war seeking to stabilize the Afghan government and prevent an Islamist takeover.

  • Saudi Guardianship Laws Trap US Woman, Daughter

    March 07, 2019

    Saudi Arabia’s rigid guardianship laws, which are based in Wahhabi fundamentalist interpretations of Islamic law, have trapped an American woman seeking to return to the US with her young daughter inside the Islamic theocracy.

  • IS Unleashes Car Bombs During Final Siege in Syria

    March 07, 2019

    Islamic State (IS) forces unleashed a series of car-bomb attacks against US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces laying siege to the final IS holdout town of Baghouz on the Syrian-Iraqi border.

  • Saudi Repression Includes Alleged Torture of US Citizen

    March 07, 2019

    Attorneys for a physician and American citizen detained without charges in Saudi Arabia are pushing the US government to take action on his behalf based on their allegations that Saudi authorities rounded him up and tortured him during a recent crackdown aiming to stifle criticism against the Islamist authoritarian monarchy.

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