Global Political Islam

  • OIC Chief Calls for New Middle East Paradigm to Resolve Sectarian Violence

    June 19, 2014

    In his first official media interview since assuming the helm of the global, 57-member-state Organization of Islamic Cooperation ("OIC"), Secretary General Eyad Madani called for the creation of a "new paradigm" for resolving sectarian violence that currently divides Sunni and Shiite Muslims in the Middle East and for realizing the OIC goals of promoting the interests of a united Muslim community ("umma") worldwide.

  • Canadian Concerns Grow over Homegrown Jihadis with Global Ties

    June 19, 2014

    Information about jihadi fighters and suicide bombers in Iraq and Syria has raised concerns in Canada that Calgary is becoming a magnet for homegrown Islamist radicalism with connections to global Islamist networks of violence.

  • Saudi Official Reiterates View of Free Speech as Blasphemy

    June 19, 2014

    Reiterating Saudi Arabia's longstanding opposition to international legal standards of free speech, the country's Deputy Foreign Minister told the 17th Non-Aligned Movement Conference in Algiers that such freedom of expression standards are a threat to global peace because they are used as political pretexts "to insult religion."

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