Global Political Islam

  • Iran Ratchets up Islamist Discourse Against US Peace Plan

    June 07, 2019

    The Supreme Leader of Iran's Islamic theocratic regime has condemned the anticipated US plan for Israeli-Palestinian peace, using Islamist rhetoric to mobilize the member states of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) to act against the as-yet unreleased plan as a "betrayal of the Islamic world."

  • Islamists Oppose Kuwait Development Strategy on Sharia Grounds

    June 07, 2019

    The Arabian Gulf monarchy of Kuwait's Vision 2035 economic development strategy faces growing opposition from Islamist Parliamentarians who oppose Chinese investment because of Beijing's persecution of that country's Uigher Muslim population and who condemn the development project as an initiative that will undermine sharia law.

  • Former Al-Qaeda Propagandist Launches Anti-Extremism Initiatives

    June 07, 2019

    A US convert to Islam who spearheaded the most successful al-Qaeda online radicalization and recruitment publications rejected radical Islamism while incarcerated for terrorism and is now working with US authorities to launch online magazines and counter-jihadi organizations that will help to counter violent Islamist extremism.

  • IS Signals Expansion to Southern Africa

    June 07, 2019

    An announcement by Islamic State (IS) information networks claiming responsibility for a recent clash of "caliphate forces" with the "Crusader army" of Mozambique's military signals the jihadist group’s expansion beyond the Sahel region into the southern region of Africa.

  • Taliban Reject Local Peace Activists, Stonewall US Talks

    June 05, 2019

    Leadership of the Islamist extremist Taliban rejected calls for a ceasefire by one of the country’s local peace movements and reiterated that a precondition for peace negotiations with the US and the Afghan government is the full withdrawal of American forces from the country.

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