Global Political Islam

  • Pakistan's Blasphemy Politics Emboldens Religious Extremism

    July 14, 2014

    Pakistan's draconian religious blasphemy laws have been used to charge 68 lawyers whose protests against police brutality were met with accusations by a Sunni extremist leader of blasphemy against a 7th-century Sunni leader in Islam.

  • Harvard's Islamic Finance Project Hosts OIC Speakers

    July 14, 2014

    Representatives from the global Organization for Islamic Cooperation ("OIC") met in a forum with global finance and Islamic experts convened under Harvard University's Islamic Finance Project to discuss new models of social welfare based on sharia-compliant/compatible insurance.

  • OIC Begins Fact-finding Mission to Central African Republic

    July 14, 2014

    The Organization of Islamic Cooperation ("OIC"), along with representatives from Islamic aid groups from Britain, Turkey, and Qatar, is beginning a week-long fact-finding mission to the Central African Republic, Cameroon, and Chad, as preparation for a comprehensive humanitarian strategy for this region in Africa.

  • Calls for Islamic Caliphate Prompt Islamic Competition for Reforms

    July 14, 2014

    After serving a long prison sentence as a state security threat because of recruiting jihadis to fight with al-Qaeda in Afghanistan, Jordan's most well-known jihadi-Salafist leader has condemned the new caliphate declared by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria ("ISIS") as illegitimate, challenging the stability of an obviously conflicted Jordan.

  • Islamist Extremists Declare Global Jihad with New Caliphate in Iraq and Syria

    July 11, 2014

    The Islamist extremist group Islamic State of Iraq and Syria ("ISIS") has declared the restoration of the 7th-century caliphate in Iraq and Syria, stating that the establishment of the transnational "Islamic State" marks the inauguration of "a new era of international jihad."

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