Turkey armed forces have very recently started carrying out air-strikes against the ISIL targets inside Syria for the very first time since the war against it started last year. Only thing is that the Turkish government is also acting against the Kurds of the region, particularly against the PKK (Partiya Karkeren Kurdistane) and it carried out simultaneous strikes against the armed Turkish Kurdish separatist group inside Iraq. Iraq called the attack as, "a dangerous escalation and an offense to Iraqi sovereignty." Turkish authorities in recent times have also arrested hundreds of ISIL and PKK suspects.
Sadanand Dhume in an article published in the Times of India regarding Indian efforts to contain the rise of Islamic extremism writes, "To begin with, the distinction between the ideology of Islamism and the faith of Islam cannot be made often enough. Bluntly put, Islamism is an exclusivist dogma that threatens non-Muslims, heterodox Muslims and secular Muslims alike. Islam is one of the world's major faiths, practiced by 1.6 billion people, most of whom are moderate. In India, the Left refuses to acknowledge the Islamist threat. The Right often fails to distinguish between Islamists and ordinary Muslims less interested in resurrecting a Caliphate than in simply getting on with their daily lives."
United States led six major global powers reached what liberal media described as "historic" deal with Iran on 14 July, 2015. Obviously, Republicans are not happy. The fact is that Republicans, honestly speaking, never wanted a deal with Iran. They never wanted international isolation to end and sanctions to be lifted off from Iran. The reason for this was not any contempt towards Shiites or towards any Islamic nation.
As per the New York Times, 'The Lower House of Japan Parliament, passed legislation on July 16, 2015 that would give the country's military limited powers to fight in foreign conflicts for the first time since World War 2.