Global Political Islam

  • Saudi Islamism Used by Judiciary to Silence Free Speech

    October 29, 2014

    A court in Saudi Arabia sentenced three lawyers to extended imprisonment for criticizing judicial corruption and bias, only days after the country's top Muslim cleric condemned social media as "the source of all evil and devastation."

  • Islamic State Implements Youth Recruitment Program for Violent Extremism

    October 29, 2014

    The Islamic State (formerly ISIS, or Islamic State of Iraq and Syria) has already begun to implement a widespread youth recruitment program in Iraq and Syria – including education in sharia practice and jihad, military service involving frontline fighting and blood transfusions for jihadis – aimed at cross-generational radicalization, according to field data from international organizations and human rights groups.

  • Jihadi Cells Ally with Illegal Cartels to Foment Unrest in Tunisia

    October 29, 2014

    In the run-up to national elections in Tunisia, armed jihadi cells are strengthening their ties with drug and arms cartels to foment unrest and influence election outcomes, as detailed in a new report by the International Crisis Group.

  • OIC Conference on Women Highlights Gender Inequality in Member-States

    October 23, 2014

    The Organisation of Islamic Cooperation's ("OIC") Ministerial Conference on the Role of Women in Development recently concluded in Azerbaijan identified health education, impediments to employment, and violence against women as core problems that inform continuing gender inequality in the global Islamic group's member-states.

  • OIC Boycott Against International Companies Working with Israel Gains Traction

    October 23, 2014

    The Organisation of Islamic Cooperation ("OIC") is using its platform as a global, Islamic organization to gain traction for its member-states to boycott international companies that work with Israel in the Palestinian Territories of the West Bank and Gaza, with Kuwait announcing that it will expand its national boycott in line with the OIC policy.

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