Global Political Islam

  • World Islamic Banking Conference to Explore "New Paradigm for Islamic Finance"

    September 17, 2014

    The upcoming World Islamic Banking Conference scheduled to take place in Bahrain will focus on the concept of a "new paradigm for Islamic finance in global markets," exploring regulatory, operational and risk transformation strategies for ensuring the global growth and market-share of sharia-compliant/compatible products and services.

  • Islamic State Militants Confiscate Property of Christians, Shiites, Non-Militant Sunnis

    September 17, 2014

    Islamic State (“IS”) militants controlling the Iraqi city of Mosul are systematically confiscating the property of Christian and Shiite residents who fled the city and are threatening non-IS Sunni Muslims with property confiscations and apostasy condemnation if they do not join the IS.

  • NATO-Member Turkey a Recruiting Ground and Safe Haven for Islamist Terror Groups

    September 17, 2014

    Turkey, a NATO member-country and a candidate for EU membership, has drawn criticism from Western intelligence and security experts for serving as a recruiting ground for foreign and Turkish fighters in the Islamist terror group ISIS, allowing an open-border policy for safe haven to ISIS fighters in Syria, and providing cash-flow to ISIS from oil exports.

  • Colorado Woman Pleads Guilty to Conspiracy to Support ISIS

    September 17, 2014

    A Colorado woman is the latest in a recent spate of U.S. citizens convicted of conspiring to provide material support to the Islamist militant group ISIS, a trend line that, according to the FBI, includes Americans heading to fight with ISIS in Syria and Iraq.

  • OIC Delegation Visit to Sri Lanka Combines Post-Conflict Reconciliation and UN Politics

    September 17, 2014

    The Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (“OIC”), which has a history of regular involvement as a conflict-resolution advisor on violence against Sri Lanka's Muslim minority, has been invited by the Colombo government to visit villages rebuilt since summer communal riots in the country, a visit that some experts describe as Colombo's move to secure OIC leverage with the new UN High Commissioner for Human Rights.

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