Global Political Islam

  • New Islamic Caliphate a Threat to US Homeland Security

    August 04, 2014

    Senior US defense and intelligence officials publicly expressed agreement at the recent Aspen Security Forum that the newly established Islamic State, the caliphate established by the Islamist terror group ISIS that now controls large swaths of Iraqi and Syrian territory, constitutes a threat to both U.S. strategic interests and the American homeland.

  • EU Issues Sobering Report on Globalization of Salafist-Wahhabist Terror Funding

    August 04, 2014

    The destabilizing geopolitical effects caused by the globalization of violent-extremist Islamist groups, whose operational capacity is related to steady funding streams from Wahhabi-Salafi regimes in the Arabian Gulf region, is the subject of a sobering report issued by the Directorate-General for External Policies of the European Union.

  • Kashmir Leader Calls on OIC to Increase Pressure on India for Conflict Resolution

    August 04, 2014

    A leading figure in Kashmir's Muslim community has called on the Organisation for Islamic Cooperation ("OIC") to exert greater pressure on the Indian government and international organizations to resolve the protracted India-Pakistan conflict over Kashmir.

  • Blasphemy Accusation Provokes Deadly Riot Against Minority Muslim Sect in Pakistan

    August 04, 2014

    Social media accusations of blasphemy against two individuals from Pakistan's Ahmadi community, a minority sect of Islam considered heretical by Sunni Muslims, provoked a deadly mob attack in the city of Gujranwala, continuing the spate of vigilante violence against "non-conforming" Muslims and non-Muslim minorities in Pakistan.

  • UN Human Rights Council Inquiry into Israeli Actions in Gaza Fails to Mention Hamas

    August 04, 2014

    The decision by the UN Human Rights Council to initiate an inquiry into alleged Israeli war crimes in its current military offensive in Gaza fails to mention Hamas, the militant Islamist organization widely considered a terrorist group, thereby evoking charges of bias in the Geneva forum.

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