Global Political Islam

  • Bahrain Tops Gulf States in Global Islamic Finance Ranking

    September 10, 2014

    Bahrain hosts the world's largest concentration of Islamic financial institutions in the nearly $1.7 trillion global Islamic finance asset market, and was recently ranked first among Persian Gulf countries by global consulting giant Thomson Reuters on quantitative and qualitative measures of Islamic finance development.

  • Minneapolis a Case Study of Extremist Islamist Global Recruiting in U.S. Cities

    September 10, 2014

    U.S. government officials are analyzing recruiting activities in the U.S. by global militant Islamist organizations, mining the case of Minneapolis, Minnesota to assess the combination of social media sites and local recruiting networks with success in drawing U.S. citizens to fight with the Somali Islamist extremist group al-Shabaab.

  • Global Islamic Finance Forum Lauds Malaysian Economist for Globalizing Sharia Banking and Finance

    September 10, 2014

    The Global Islamic Finance Forum (“GIFF”) lauded Malaysian economist and Islamic law expert Dr. Abdul Halim Ismail for his "visionary and pivotal role" in making Malaysia into a global leader in sharia-compliant/compatible finance and for his pioneering role in the globalization of Islamic banking.

  • Somali Islamist Extremists Regroup with New Leadership and Revenge Plans

    September 10, 2014

    Al-Shabaab, the Islamist extremist group fighting to make Somalia and its neighboring countries into sharia states, named a new leader loyal to al-Qaeda, and vowed to avenge the deaths of their commander and other leadership killed by a U.S. air strike.

  • Debate Continues in U.K. over Returning Islamist Jihadis

    September 10, 2014

    The debate in Britain continues over how to deal with the prospect of hundreds of Islamist jihadis returning from Syria and Iraq, including calls for comprehensive reappraisal of the British deradicalization programs, to seizure of passports, to debriefing aimed at securing inside intelligence information on the organization, operations, and plans of The Islamic State ("IS").

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