Global Political Islam

  • Kazakhstan Sees OIC as Linchpin for Increased Asia-Africa Cooperation

    July 30, 2014

    On a diplomatic junket to West Africa, Kazakhstan's Special Presidential Envoy to Africa emphasized the importance of the global Islamic entity, the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (“OIC”), as a forum for expanding cooperation between Central Asia and Africa on political-military conflict resolution, economic development, and religious dialogue.

  • UN Security Council Considers Sanctions on Entities Trading Oil with Militant Islamic State

    July 30, 2014

    The UN Security Council is reviewing a draft statement that condemns UN member-states for conducting "direct or indirect trade" with terrorist groups such as the terrorist group the Islamic State of Syria and the Levant (“ISIS,” now known as The Islamic State) and that calls on the UN to take "necessary measures" to prevent the current crude oil trade involving state and non-state actors and ISIS.

  • Nigeria's Islamist Militants Target Africa's Political Leaders

    July 30, 2014

    Boko Haram, the militant Islamist group committed to imposing sharia law throughout Nigeria, expanded the scope of its recent terror campaign against Nigerian Christians and domestic political leaders opposed to Islamicizing the state, with high-profile attacks and kidnappings aimed at government officials in neighboring Cameroon.

  • ISIS/Islamic State Orders Female Genital Mutilation

    July 28, 2014

    The United Nations is making efforts to investigate the current reports that The Islamic State (formally, the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria) has issued a fatwa (an Islamic religious directive) requiring all women and girls up to the age of 49 in the new entity to be subjected to female genital mutilation.

  • Islamist Militants Plan Attack in Norway

    July 28, 2014

    Norway's security forces have been mobilized in response to intelligence reports citing the credible threat of an imminent attack by Islamist militant fighters based in the NATO country and connected to jihadi networks in the Middle East.

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