Global Political Islam

  • 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."

  • Human Rights a Continuing Lightning Rod in Egypt's Government-Islamist Struggle

    August 20, 2014

    The Egyptian government's recent entry ban on Human Rights Watch (“HRW”) leadership into the country, just after HRW's published a report on the actions of the security forces of the al-Sisi regime at last year's Muslim Brotherhood (“MB”) demonstrations, points to continuing human rights problems caused by the ongoing struggle between pro- and anti-MB forces in Egypt.

  • Audit Raises Red Flags About UN Funding and Supply Flows in Gaza

    August 15, 2014

    A new internal audit report for the United Nations Development Program's ("UNDP") work in Gaza has identified poor oversight and reporting on funding streams and supply flows from the UN Relief and Works Agency ("UNRWA"), raising red flags about the possibility that Hamas may have diverted UN resources and supplies toward Islamist military operations inside Gaza and against Israel.

  • Global Ambitions of Islamic State Could Threaten U.S. Homeland

    August 15, 2014

    The Islamist terror organization known as The Islamic State ("IS") has declared its intentions of using its expanding caliphate in the Middle East as a platform for global jihadi attacks on Western assets in Europe and the U.S., and American intelligence officials cite objective evidence for IS as a threat to the American homeland.

  • Islamic State Draws on Radical Jurisprudence for Model of Jihadi Caliphate

    August 14, 2014

    The religious model for the new caliphate proclaimed by The Islamic State ("IS") leader Abu Baku al-Baghdadi is the radical jurisprudence of late-12th-early-13th-century Islamic scholar ibn Taymiyyah, whose teachings are the taproot for the most well-known, global jihadi-Islamist groups and tendencies, including al-Qaeda, the Muslim Brotherhood, and the Wahhabism.

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