Global Political Islam

  • Uighur Muslims Escalating Violence in China

    July 10, 2014

    Uighur Turkic Muslims, who are concentrated in China's western region of Xinjang, are the suspected perpetrators of another suicide bombing this week in the region's capital, signaling the Uighurs' turn to radical Islamism in the face of China's repressive human rights practices against religious and ethnic minorities.

  • Radical Islamist Group Forcing School Closures in Pakistan

    July 10, 2014

    A radical Islamist group, the Organization of Islam for the Koran, active on Pakistan's border with Iran and Afghanistan and opposed to "Western-style" and girls' education, is waging a terror campaign of violence and threats in order to force school closures in Pakistan.

  • Islamist Extremism a Growing Threat to Stability in Jordan

    July 10, 2014

    Representatives from the Jordanian Council on Foreign Relations are sounding alarm bells about the growing threat from Islamist extremists, Salafists and jihadis, to the country's domestic order, governability, and Christian minority population.

  • Islamic Banking and Finance Markets Growing and Globalizing

    July 10, 2014

    Global finance analysts expect continuing, robust growth in markets for sharia-compliant and sharia-compatible products and instruments, led by strong competition for hub status by Western, Middle Eastern, and Asian countries that have already issued Islamic sovereign bonds.

  • Democracy the Casualty in Competing Islamisms of Turkey, Iran, Saudi

    July 10, 2014

    Turkey, Iran, and Saudi Arabia are running point in support for competing versions of Islamism - Sunni, Shia, Muslim Brotherhood, Wahhabi, and others - which, despite their differences, have combined to undermine democratizing forces in the Middle East.

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