Global Political Islam

  • Turkey's Islamists Turn to Anti-Semitism in Domestic and Foreign Policy

    July 23, 2014

    Turkey's Prime Minister Erdogan and senior members of the country's governing Islamist party have condemned Israel's actions in Gaza as "surpassing Hitler in barbarism," using anti-Semitic tropes to bolster Erdogan's presidential campaign and to try to position Turkey as the regional protector of Muslims.

  • British Education Reforms to Deal with Islamist Extremism in Schools

    July 23, 2014

    In response to recent findings from a British government inquiry into the penetration of Islamist extremist views in schools in Birmingham, the government announced a program of immediate education reforms designed to safeguard schools and students against Islamism.

  • Polarization and Violence in Libya After Islamist Election Failures

    July 23, 2014

    The drubbing of Islamists in Libya's recent Parliamentary elections has provoked further political polarization in the country and has been met by intensified violence from militia forces led by a former Qaddafist general calling for economic and security reforms in Libya.

  • OIC Visit to Phnom Penh Signals Interest in Muslim Minority of Cambodia

    July 21, 2014

    The Organisation of Islamic Cooperation ("OIC") sent its first high-ranking delegation to meet with government officials in Phnom Penh, in order to explore specific economic development, investment, and education opportunities for the small Muslim minority population in Cambodia.

  • OIC Chief Condemns ISIS Attacks on Christians in Iraq

    July 21, 2014

    The Secretary General of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation ("OIC") Iyad Ameen Madani has condemned the targeted attacks and atrocities by The Islamic State of Iraq and Sham ("ISIS") against Iraqi Christians as a contradiction of Islam and of the principles of the OIC.

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