Global Political Islam

  • Islamist Advance in Iraq Cleanses Christian Presence

    July 11, 2014

    The capture of ever-greater parts of Iraq by the extremist terror group known as the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (“ISIS”) has been accompanied by the continuing cleansing of Iraq's ancient Christian presence by Islamists.

  • Iran's Islamist Hardliners and Reformists Sharpening Lines of Division

    July 11, 2014

    Islamist hardliners at the Society of Seminary Teachers in the Iranian city of Qom, the country's religious epicenter, have issued a warning against the perceived liberalization agenda of the clerical group headed by Iran's Prime Minister Hassan Rouhani.

  • New Study Finds OIC Countries Disproportionately Under-Developed

    July 11, 2014

    A new study by a joint Canadian-Saudi Arabian research group finds that the 57 countries comprising the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (“OIC”) demonstrate significant levels of economic under-development, economic innovation, and institutional accountability against global trends.

  • Iran at OIC Calls out Islamists Attacking Iraq

    July 11, 2014

    Iran used the recent meeting of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (“OIC”) Parliamentary Union as a platform to call for measures against "extremists and takfiris" using violence for Islamic sectarianism, an obvious reference to Sunni radicals operating in Iraq.

  • U.K. Inaugurates Islamic Bond Offering in the West

    July 11, 2014

    Islamic bonds (“sukuk”) were issued this week by government of the United Kingdom, making good on Prime Minister David Cameron's widely publicized pledge to make London a global capital of Islamic banking and finance and inaugurating the West's first sharia-compliant sovereign bond offering.

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