Global Political Islam

  • OIC Member-States Criticize UN for Imposing Human Rights to Counter Islamic Values

    September 10, 2014

    Arab and Muslim groups whose member-states belong to the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (“OIC”) and to the UN Human Rights Council criticized the UN body for using universal human rights as a pretext for strong-arming countries to accept values that are contradictory to Islamic norms and, instead, pointed to the OIC Human Rights Council as a source of acceptable human rights principles.

  • Saudi Religious Police Apologize After Beating British Citizen at Supermarket

    September 10, 2014

    Saudi Arabia's Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice (Mutawa), charged with policing society for deviations from Wahhabi Islam, issued a rare apology to a British businessman who was beaten outside a Riyadh supermarket for violating sharia by shopping with his wife in a women-only cashier line.

  • Boko Haram Continues Slow Expansion from Nigeria into Neighboring African States

    September 10, 2014

    The militant Islamist group Boko Haram is using its platform in Nigeria, where it has proclaimed a local caliphate in the towns under its control, to expand the battle to impose sharia in Africa, staging several recent attacks on Christian villages in neighboring Cameroon.

  • Islamic State Issues Banking Orders in Mosul to Help Finance Caliphate

    September 10, 2014

    The Islamic State (“IS”) has issued strict limitations on Mosul residents' access to their bank accounts, designed to help finance the new Islamist Caliphate by drawing on cash resources from Shia Muslims, Sunnis deemed "enemies of Islam," and Christians and other religious minorities in the parts of Iraq under IS control.

  • Chechen Extremist Islamists Vow Jihad Against Russia

    September 10, 2014

    The international leadership of the extremist Islamist group The Islamic State (“IS”), which includes Chechen militants, has issued a video call for jihad against Russia and for incorporation of Chechnya, currently part of Russia, and all states in the Caucasus, into the IS Caliphate.

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