Global Political Islam

  • Former Islamist Chief Nominated for Presidency by Turkey's Secularist and Fascist Parties

    June 19, 2014

    Turkey's two main opposition parties, the secularist Republican People's Party ("CHP") and the fascist Nationalist Movement Part ("MHP"), have named Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu, the former head of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation ("OIC"), as their candidate in Turkey's upcoming presidential elections.

  • Jihadi Advance in Iraq Threatens Extinction of Christians

    June 19, 2014

    The widespread flight of civilians from Mosul with the city's takeover by jihadis from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant ("ISIS") is threatening the complete eradication of Iraq's remaining Christian population beleaguered by the country's Islamist civil wars.

  • OIC Chief Calls for New Middle East Paradigm to Resolve Sectarian Violence

    June 19, 2014

    In his first official media interview since assuming the helm of the global, 57-member-state Organization of Islamic Cooperation ("OIC"), Secretary General Eyad Madani called for the creation of a "new paradigm" for resolving sectarian violence that currently divides Sunni and Shiite Muslims in the Middle East and for realizing the OIC goals of promoting the interests of a united Muslim community ("umma") worldwide.

  • Canadian Concerns Grow over Homegrown Jihadis with Global Ties

    June 19, 2014

    Information about jihadi fighters and suicide bombers in Iraq and Syria has raised concerns in Canada that Calgary is becoming a magnet for homegrown Islamist radicalism with connections to global Islamist networks of violence.

  • Saudi Official Reiterates View of Free Speech as Blasphemy

    June 19, 2014

    Reiterating Saudi Arabia's longstanding opposition to international legal standards of free speech, the country's Deputy Foreign Minister told the 17th Non-Aligned Movement Conference in Algiers that such freedom of expression standards are a threat to global peace because they are used as political pretexts "to insult religion."

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