Global Political Islam

  • OIC and EU Condemn Anti-Muslim Violence in Sri Lanka

    July 11, 2014

    Officials from both the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (“OIC”) and the European Union (“EU”) have denounced the recent communal violence by Buddhist militants against Muslim-majority towns in Sri Lanka, where Buddhist-Muslim violence has been rare.

  • Shifting Islamist Alliances in Mideast Open U.S.-Iran Possibilities

    July 11, 2014

    The ascent of Sunni jihadi groups supported by U.S. allies such as Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Turkey is creating a shift in Islamist alliance structures that, paradoxically, might lead to a U.S.-Iran channel aimed at recalibrating the Mideast's Sunni-Shiite balance.

  • Creeping Islamism a Concern in Indonesia's Public Schools

    July 11, 2014

    Dress, teacher training, and curriculum changes in Indonesia's public schools point to trendlines of creeping Islamism in a Muslim-majority country known for its tolerance for religious pluralism.

  • Jihadi Advance Cleansing Christians from Iraq

    July 11, 2014

    Iraq's remaining Christians are being forced to flee the country or to become internally displaced, in the face of violence being perpetrated by the jihadi group Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (“ISIS”) as it imposes sharia law in captured territories en route to Baghdad.

  • Global Islamist Terrorism Targets Muslims and Non-Muslims

    July 11, 2014

    The militant Somali Islamist group al-Shabaab's attack days ago in Kenya bears all the markers of al-Qaeda attacks on voters in Afghanistan's recent elections and the current ISIS assault in Iraq, with Islamist terrorists targeting Muslims and non-Muslims alike for failing to conform to sharia law.

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