Global Political Islam

  • Report Identifies Iran, UAE as Transit States for Extremists in Africa

    December 07, 2018

    A new report by a UN Sanctions Monitoring Group has identified Iran and the United Arab Emirates as key transit states for criminal trade from which the Nigerian Islamist extremist group al-Shabaab is generating revenues for its jihadi war against the government of Nigeria and other governments across West Africa.

  • Malaysian Arrests Show Robust Transnational Islamist Networks

    December 07, 2018

    Malaysian counterterrorism officials arrested eight European, American, and Middle Eastern nationals associated with an Islamic teaching center in the country on evidence of links to a Yemen-based terrorist group operating jihadi teaching centers in Southeast Asia.

  • Turkish President Opens Germany’s Largest Mosque

    December 07, 2018

    During Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s recent visit to Cologne, Germany, to open the country’s largest mosque, he was met with local supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood and the Turkish nationalist-paramilitary Grey Wolves.

  • Taliban “Emirate” Signals Islamism’s Durability

    December 07, 2018

    After almost two decades of US war against Islamist terrorism in Afghanistan, the jihadist Taliban control approximately 60 percent of the country in the so-called Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan and continue fighting for full control, while also collaborating with al-Qaeda in the broader effort to expand sharia rule across Southwest Asia.

  • British Official Warns of Ongoing IS Activity in Syria, Iraq

    December 07, 2018

    Britain’s Secretary of State for Defence has declared that the Islamic State (IS) remains a clear and present danger to UK and international security, as the British Royal Air Force carries out daily strikes against IS cells that remain active and resilient in Syria and Iraq.

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