Global Political Islam

  • Radical Islamists Carry out More Child Abductions in Nigeria

    August 20, 2014

    The Islamist extremist group Boko Haram, which aims to make Nigeria a sharia state, has staged a mass abduction of young men in a northeast Nigerian village, four months after the group's mass kidnapping of 200-plus Nigerian schoolgirls.

  • Turkey Proposes Action Plan for OIC Engagement on Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

    August 20, 2014

    Turkey's Foreign Minister presented a comprehensive action plan at an emergency meeting of Foreign Ministers of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (“OIC”), urging the OIC to take the lead in a global initiative that includes diplomatic, political, and humanitarian platforms for resolving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

  • UN Security Council Calls on Jihadi Terrorists to Disband and Expands Sanctions on Jihadi Financiers

    August 20, 2014

    The UN Security Council unanimously passed a resolution that calls on the two main jihadi extremist groups operating in Iraq and Syria, The Islamic State and the al-Nusra Front, to disband and cease their terrorist activities, that expands the sanctions lists, including asset freezes and a global travel ban, against financiers of jihadi violence, and that calls on all UN member-states to honor their responsibilities to uphold the resolution.

  • Indonesia Takes Preventive Steps Against Jihadi Islamism

    August 20, 2014

    The government of Indonesia, the country with the world's largest Muslim population, is taking preventive steps, including media restrictions and citizenship revocations, against possible terrorist threats from jihadi fighters returning from Syria and Iraq.

  • OIC Welcomes Leadership Transition in Iraq

    August 20, 2014

    The Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (“OIC”) officially welcomed the transition underway in the leadership in the Iraq government, also reiterating the OIC's support for "Iraq's independence, sovereignty and territorial unity."

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