Global Political Islam

  • Pakistan Pledges Support to OIC to Protect Global Muslim Community

    July 10, 2014

    Pledging Pakistan's support to a group of visiting dignitaries representing the Organization for Islamic Cooperation (“OIC”), Pakistan's President called on the OIC to step up its efforts to protect the interests of the "Muslim community worldwide," including promotion of global Islamic solidarity and protection of the rights of Muslim minorities in non-OIC countries.

  • Civil Society Groups Claim Nigeria's OIC Membership Catalyzed Communal Violence

    July 10, 2014

    A report from civil society groups presented at Nigeria's National Conference claimed that the sharp deterioration in Christian-Muslim communal relations in Nigeria could be traced to the politicization of religion that accompanied the country's membership in the global, 57-member-state Organization of Islamic Cooperation (“OIC”).

  • Dangers of London's Push for Sharia Finance in the West

    July 10, 2014

    As London prepares to become the first Western country to issue an Islamic sovereign bond global political analysts are raising concerns that the U.K.'s push to become the West's capital of sharia-compliant finance carries insidious risks for democracy and security.

  • UN Security Council Condemns Somali Islamist Terror Group

    July 10, 2014

    After approving a 12-month extension in the peacekeeping operation of the UN Assistance Mission in Somalia (“UNSOM”), the UN Security Council categorically condemned the Islamist terror group, al Shabaab, for its continuing attacks on civilians and the aggravation of the country's humanitarian crisis.

  • Islamist Paramilitaries Kill 30 in Attack on Church in Central African Republic

    July 10, 2014

    International peacekeepers fear another round of sectarian reprisals following the Islamist paramilitary Seleka's attack on a Roman Catholic Church compound in the capital of the Central African Republic, which led to the killing of at least 30 of the civilians who had sought sanctuary inside.

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