Global Political Islam

  • Experts Predict Sharp Growth in Islamic Banking in Short Term

    July 10, 2014

    International financial experts predict a sharp expansion in the total assets, products, and profitability of Islamic banking over the next four years, based on growing integration of trade and capital markets in Turkey, the Middle East, and the Asia Pacific region.

  • Twitter Caves in to Islamist Blasphemy Laws in Pakistan

    July 10, 2014

    Social media colossus Twitter has caved into Pakistan's draconian blasphemy laws by agreeing to censor tweets considered "insulting to Islam."

  • Does the U.S. Know It's Supporting Jihadis in Syria?

    July 10, 2014

    Questions are being raised about U.S. military assistance being channeled to Harakat Hazm, a jihadist group supported by the Muslim Brotherhood, Turkey, and Qatar, that has cleverly rebranded itself by dropping its initial moniker of "fight against the disbelievers collectively" and successfully garnering the imprimatur of some Washington think-tankers as "a moderate/secularist faction, not an extremist/jihadist group."

  • Uighur Muslims Escalating Violence in China

    July 10, 2014

    Uighur Turkic Muslims, who are concentrated in China's western region of Xinjang, are the suspected perpetrators of another suicide bombing this week in the region's capital, signaling the Uighurs' turn to radical Islamism in the face of China's repressive human rights practices against religious and ethnic minorities.

  • Radical Islamist Group Forcing School Closures in Pakistan

    July 10, 2014

    A radical Islamist group, the Organization of Islam for the Koran, active on Pakistan's border with Iran and Afghanistan and opposed to "Western-style" and girls' education, is waging a terror campaign of violence and threats in order to force school closures in Pakistan.

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