Global Political Islam

  • Mainstreaming Islamic Banking by Rebranding Without "Islamic"

    July 11, 2014

    Dubai, Abu Dhabi, and Saudi Arabia are leading a trial move to mainstream and grow the global footprint of Islamic banking, which relies on sharia-compliant/compatible products and regulations, by rebranding the industry through removal of the term "Islamic" from their institutions in key Western countries.

  • Controversial Al Jazeera T.V. Reflects Splits Among Islamists

    July 11, 2014

    The sentencing of three Al Jazeera journalists by Egyptian courts to a decade in prison for supporting the Muslim Brotherhood reflects the view that the Qatar-funded network is a provocateur for extremist Islamist groups aiming to oust both military authoritarian regimes and Muslim theocracies across the Middle East and North Africa.

  • OIC Condemns Boko Haram Attacks Against Nigerian Churches

    July 11, 2014

    The Secretary General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (“OIC”) Iyad Ameen Madani has condemned the recent killings and destruction of churches in Nigeria by Boko Haram, the extremist group aiming to establish a sharia state in Nigeria.

  • Human Rights Group Reports Atrocities by Islamist Extremists in Syria and Iraq

    July 11, 2014

    According to a detailed report by the internationally respected nongovernmental organization Human Rights Watch, massive atrocities and summary executions have been committed by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (“ISIS”).

  • U.S. Homeland Security Advisor Compares Islamic Caliphate to EU

    July 11, 2014

    Mohamed Elibiary, an advisor to the Department of Homeland Security, has created an online controversy after his recent tweets about the inevitability of an Islamic Caliphate, which he likened to an Islamic version of the EU.

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