Global Political Islam

  • Twitter Caves in to Islamist Blasphemy Laws in Pakistan

    July 10, 2014

    Social media colossus Twitter has caved into Pakistan's draconian blasphemy laws by agreeing to censor tweets considered "insulting to Islam."

  • Does the U.S. Know It's Supporting Jihadis in Syria?

    July 10, 2014

    Questions are being raised about U.S. military assistance being channeled to Harakat Hazm, a jihadist group supported by the Muslim Brotherhood, Turkey, and Qatar, that has cleverly rebranded itself by dropping its initial moniker of "fight against the disbelievers collectively" and successfully garnering the imprimatur of some Washington think-tankers as "a moderate/secularist faction, not an extremist/jihadist group."

  • Uighur Muslims Escalating Violence in China

    July 10, 2014

    Uighur Turkic Muslims, who are concentrated in China's western region of Xinjang, are the suspected perpetrators of another suicide bombing this week in the region's capital, signaling the Uighurs' turn to radical Islamism in the face of China's repressive human rights practices against religious and ethnic minorities.

  • Radical Islamist Group Forcing School Closures in Pakistan

    July 10, 2014

    A radical Islamist group, the Organization of Islam for the Koran, active on Pakistan's border with Iran and Afghanistan and opposed to "Western-style" and girls' education, is waging a terror campaign of violence and threats in order to force school closures in Pakistan.

  • Islamist Extremism a Growing Threat to Stability in Jordan

    July 10, 2014

    Representatives from the Jordanian Council on Foreign Relations are sounding alarm bells about the growing threat from Islamist extremists, Salafists and jihadis, to the country's domestic order, governability, and Christian minority population.

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