Global Political Islam

  • 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.

  • UN Commission Could Consider ISIS for War Crimes

    July 30, 2014

    The United Nations may take aim at commanders of the Islamist extremist group/state ISIS for perpetrating war crimes (including summary executions, kidnappings, and torture) in Iraq and Syria, according to a member of the Independent International Commission of Inquiry for Syria, which has been appointed by the UN Human Rights Council.

  • Evidence of U.S. Failure to Take Preventive Action Against Islamic State in Iraq and Syria

    July 30, 2014

    Criticism of Washington's unwillingness to provide preventive drone support against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS, now known as The Islamic State, since recently establishing a caliphate) has gained traction and credibility from a recent hearing of the U.S. House Foreign Affairs Committee, which revealed the timing of Baghdad's requests for anti-ISIS drones had stretched back to last year.

  • Christian Woman Condemned to Death under Sharia in Sudan Free

    July 30, 2014

    Mariam Ibrahim, the Ethiopian Orthodox Christian sentenced to death for apostasy under sharia law in Sudan, was finally freed, and traveled to Italy with her family, where she met with Pope Francis en route to the United States.

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