Global Political Islam

  • Islamist Terror Roils Pakistan

    July 11, 2014

    Sectarian warfare and terrorist attacks spilled across Pakistan over the weekend, as the Pakistani Taliban and Lashkar-e-Jhangv staged a series of coordinated assaults against the airport in Karachi and against Shiite pilgrims on the country's border with Iran.

  • OIC Pushing Peacemaker Role in Philippines

    July 10, 2014

    The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (“OIC”) continues to promote its peacemaking role and legitimacy to represent the various Muslim separatists groups now involved in a peace deal with the government of the Philippines, with an upcoming consultation with separatist leaders in Jeddah prior to an OIC monitoring mission to Mindanao.

  • Pakistan Pledges Support to OIC to Protect Global Muslim Community

    July 10, 2014

    Pledging Pakistan's support to a group of visiting dignitaries representing the Organization for Islamic Cooperation (“OIC”), Pakistan's President called on the OIC to step up its efforts to protect the interests of the "Muslim community worldwide," including promotion of global Islamic solidarity and protection of the rights of Muslim minorities in non-OIC countries.

  • Civil Society Groups Claim Nigeria's OIC Membership Catalyzed Communal Violence

    July 10, 2014

    A report from civil society groups presented at Nigeria's National Conference claimed that the sharp deterioration in Christian-Muslim communal relations in Nigeria could be traced to the politicization of religion that accompanied the country's membership in the global, 57-member-state Organization of Islamic Cooperation (“OIC”).

  • Dangers of London's Push for Sharia Finance in the West

    July 10, 2014

    As London prepares to become the first Western country to issue an Islamic sovereign bond global political analysts are raising concerns that the U.K.'s push to become the West's capital of sharia-compliant finance carries insidious risks for democracy and security.

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