Global Political Islam

  • Islamist Apocalyptic Theology and Geopolitics Are Drivers of IS Jihad

    March 04, 2015

    The spike in Islamic State ("IS") attacks against Eastern Christians in Christianity's lands of origin in the Mideast, together with the intensification of IS discourse identifying Rome as the object of jihadi assault, reflects IS's use of apocalyptic Islamist theology and contemporary geopolitics to justify unrelenting, global Islamist warfare.

  • Egyptian Islamist Militants Look to American Islamist for Blend of Jihadi Principles and Anti-Capitalist Ideology

    March 04, 2015

    The sharp uptick in attacks by Egyptian Islamist groups against multinational businesses operating in Egypt reflects the growing appeal of a post-modern strategy of Islamist revolution that combines jihadi principles and anti-capitalist ideology and that originates with an American Islamist whose ideas have gone viral on radical Islamist internet sites.

  • Kenya Confronts Islamist Militant Threat with Separation Barrier

    March 04, 2015

    The government of Kenya has announced plans to construct a separation wall along the porous Kenya-Somalia border, in an effort to reduce the threat of continuing terrorist attacks and spreading jihadi ideas by the Somali al-Shabaab Islamist extremist group.

  • Growing Strength of Radical Islamists in Libya a Direct Threat to West

    March 04, 2015

    Since the ouster of the Qaddafi regime in Libya four years ago, the country has emerged as a crucial geographic platform for a constellation of radical Islamist groups and activities whose attacks in Africa and the Middle East are showing signs of dangerous expansion against Western assets in Europe and the United States.

  • British Universities Facing Islamist Radicalism Problem

    March 04, 2015

    The revelation that Islamic State ("IS") executioner “Jihadi John” is a graduate of a London’s University of Westminster has turned up the spotlight on the serious problem of middle class students being targeted on the country's university campuses for ideological and military recruitment by Middle East jihadi groups.

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