Global Political Islam

  • Kurds and Islamists Battle in German City Streets over IS Assault on Kobani

    October 17, 2014

    Violent street clashes took place over the last week in Hamburg, Germany's second-largest city, between Kurds protesting Islamic State ("IS") attacks on the Syrian Kurdish town of Kobani and Salafist Islamist sympathizers to the jihadi activities of IS.

  • Chinese Rule of Law and Due Process Challenges Raise Doubts about Government Counter-Terrorism Measures

    October 17, 2014

    The significant procedural shortcomings relating to China's recent prosecution and conviction of Uighur Muslim assailants allegedly driven by Islamist separatist ideology in the killings of Xinjiang citizens highlight the importance of distinguishing between legitimate and repressive counter-terrorism measures in China and elsewhere.

  • Islamic State Website May Change Iceland's Internet Freedom Paradigm

    October 17, 2014

    A website using the domain name of the jihadist movement  Islamic State (“IS”) and running videos of IS hostage executions has been shut down by Iceland's official internet provider, signaling that Iceland may consider changing its international leadership position on Internet freedom in response to threats from the globalization of violent Islamism.

  • Western Jihadists Decry Coalition Attacks on Islamic State

    October 17, 2014

    In a collection of interviews with CBS news, Western jihadists fighting for the expansion and consolidation of The Islamic State (“IS”) defend the idea of an Islamist theocracy and decry coalition military attacks on IS.

  • OIC Youth Forum Says Radical Groups Misuse Name of Islam

    October 17, 2014

    The 57-member-state Organization of Islamic Cooperation's (“OIC”) Annual Youth Forum met in Turkey, where the group's leadership called on global Muslim youth "to deny the so-called radicals and poppy groups who hurt the image of Islam and misuse it."

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