Global Political Islam

  • Islamists Use Ramadan to Press Restrictions on Lebanese Society

    July 11, 2014

    Lebanese media report a spike in pressures from Islamist groups and conservative Muslim religious leaders using threats and violence to impose sharia requirements on all religious groups in Lebanese society during the Islamic fasting month of Ramadan.

  • OIC Pushing Palestinian State to Join ICC and to Prosecute Israel

    July 11, 2014

    The Executive Committee of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (“OIC”) has issued a statement encouraging the Palestinian state authorities to join the International Criminal Court (“ICC”) and to appeal to the Court to prosecute Israel and groups within Israel for war crimes and terrorist acts.

  • OIC Leaders to Confer on Israeli-Palestinian Violence

    July 11, 2014

    The Executive Committee of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (“OIC”), which includes the Foreign Ministers of Egypt, Senegal, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Guinea, and Kuwait, will meet tomorrow in emergency session to discuss an OIC response to the current escalation of Israeli-Palestinian violence.

  • Declaration of Islamic Caliphate Raises Stakes in Global Jihadi Terror Competition

    July 11, 2014

    The recent declaration of an Islamic Caliphate, a transnational model of governance according to sharia law, by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (“ISIS”) is likely to provoke an escalation in global terrorism amongst competing jihadi groups, according to experts on religion and security.

  • Al-Shabaab Ratchets up Terror Attacks During Ramadan

    July 11, 2014

    The radical Islamist group Al-Shabaab dedicated to imposing sharia law throughout Africa has staged a string of terror attacks in Somalia since the start of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan, including assaults over the last few days against the presidential palace and parliamentary buildings.

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