Global Political Islam

  • Morocco Still Debating Intro of Islamic Banking

    September 04, 2014

    Morocco's Parliament continues to hold briefings on a bill to introduce sharia-compliant and sharia-compatible products and services to the country's banking system, with the country's religious leaders and civil society groups taking opposing positions on the need for and implications of Islamic banking.

  • British Mosques Ready Media Campaign to Staunch IS Recruiting Drive

    September 04, 2014

    With growing evidence that IS (The Islamic State) is gaining momentum in its recruiting efforts in Britain, leading British mosques are readying a coordinated media campaign aimed at staunching the flow of homegrown jihadi fighters to Syria and Iraq.

  • OIC Backs Palestinians and Condemns Israel's Plans to Expand Settlements

    September 04, 2014

    The Organisation of Islamic Cooperation ("OIC") issued an official condemnation of Israel's announcement regarding planned expansion of settlements in the West Bank, calling for international action to halt the confiscation of Palestinian properties.

  • Malaysia Follows Green Investments Trend in Islamic Finance

    September 04, 2014

    Malaysia is the latest country to jump on the emerging global trend, in Europe, North America, the Mideast, and Asia, of customizing Islamic (sharia-compliant/compatible) financial products to green causes such as renewable energy and sustainable agriculture.

  • Top Egyptian Cleric Campaigns to Remove "Islamic" from Media Reports on IS/ISIS

    September 03, 2014

    Egypt's top Islamic cleric has launched a social media campaign to press global media outlets to expunge the word "Islamic" in reportage on the Islamist extremist group IS/ISIS (the Islamic State), arguing that, because the group has an "incorrect understanding of Islam and jihad," characterizing them as Islamic risks spreading stereotypes about Muslims and their faith.

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