Global Political Islam

  • Indonesia’s Sharia Economic Paradigm Portends Broader Political-Cultural Project Endangering Democracy

    December 31, 2019

    The steady shift to a sharia-based paradigm for Indonesia’s economy can be linked to the expanding political and social influence of the country’s diverse Islamist organizations, whose expressed goal is the country’s gradual transformation into an Islamic state.

  • Pakistan’s Blasphemy Laws Produce Another Death Sentence

    December 31, 2019

    In a decision condemned by international human rights groups, a court in Pakistan has handed down a death sentence to a young professor convicted under the country’s blasphemy laws, for insulting Islam’s prophet Mohammed and for blaspheming the Quran.

  • World Leaders Condemn Jihadist Massacre of Civilians in Christmas Attack in Burkina Faso

    December 31, 2019

    Pope Francis and UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres were among a chorus on global leaders who condemned a Christmas attack by over 20 jihadists that killed 35 civilians, mainly women, in Burkina Faso, the West African country where Islamist extremists affiliated with al Qaeda and IS are waging continuous war to impose sharia law across the Sahel region of the African Continent.

  • Taliban Flex Islamist Muscle in Afghanistan with Abduction of 26 Peace Activists

    December 31, 2019

    With the recent abduction of 26 members of the People’s Peace Movement of Afghanistan, the Taliban, the jihadi group fighting to create a sharia state in Afghanistan, demonstrated its rising power against the weak central government and any civil society opposition to radical Islamism.

  • Saudi Arabia Convicts Khashoggi Murderers

    December 23, 2019

    Prosecutors in Saudi Arabia doled out death sentences and prison terms for individuals responsible for the 2018 murder-dismemberment of dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi, but exonerating top aides to the Islamic theocracy’s de facto leader Prince Mohammed bin Salman.

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