Global Political Islam

  • Islamist Violence in Kenya Reveals Economics and Tactics of Jihadi Terror

    April 09, 2015

    The recent lethal attacks by the Somali Islamist extremist group al-Shabaab against Christians at Kenya's Garissa University displayed the jihadi group's economic and tactical logic, which relies on low-expense operations utilizing small cells of militants engaged in direct targeting of high-value targets, such as middle-class Christian civilians, that will minimize Muslim casualties.

  • Islamic Development Bank Plans to Expand Sharia Finance in Africa

    April 08, 2015

    The President of the Islamic Development Bank, the main financial institution of the 57-member-state Organisation of Islamic Cooperation ("OIC"), announced plans for robust expansion of sharia-complement/compatible finance throughout Africa as a means to accelerated economic development on that continent.

  • Somali Islamist Terror Group Targets Christians in Lethal Attack on Kenyan University

    April 08, 2015

    The Somalia-based Islamist terror group al-Shabaab carried out a lethal attack on students at the Garissa University College in Kenya, explicitly targeting Christian students as "infidels in a Muslim land under colony" and pledging to use continuing violence to overthrow "the Christian government of Kenya" and to establish a sharia state that incorporates Somalia, Kenya, and other states in East Africa.

  • OIC Calls for Global Muslim Solidarity for Pilgrimages to Jerusalem

    April 08, 2015

    Representatives of the 57-member-state Organisation of Islamic Cooperation’s ("OIC") Commission for Economic, Social and Cultural Affairs met in Saudi Arabia, calling for increased social, cultural, and economic integration of member-states and for global Muslim solidarity to support regular, coordinated pilgrimages to the Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem (al-Quds).

  • ASEAN Economic Integration Likely to Accelerate Globalization of Sharia Banking and Finance

    April 01, 2015

    Economic development and finance experts anticipate that the ongoing acceleration of the formal economic integration of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations ("ASEAN") will grow both globalization of demand and supply of sharia-compliant banking products and financial markets, making Southeast Asia a major market for the expansion of associated sharia ideas and practices.

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