Faith-Based Violence and Deobandi Militancy in Pakistan by Jawad Syed, Edwina Pio, Tahir Kamran, Abbas Zaidi

By Jawad Syed, Edwina Pio, Tahir Kamran, Abbas Zaidi

This ebook records and highlights the Deobandi measurement of extremism and its implications for faith-based violence and terrorism. This size of radical Islam is still principally neglected or misunderstood in mainstream media and educational scholarship. The e-book addresses this hole. It additionally covers the Deobandi diaspora within the West and different international locations and the function of its radical parts in transnational incidents of violence and terrorism. the categorical id of the unconventional Deobandi and Salafi id of militants comes in handy to isolate them from nearly all of peaceable Sunni and Shia Muslims. Such id offers path to governmental assets in order that they specialize in these clothes, mosques, madrassas, charities, media and social medial channels which are linked to those ideologies. This ebook comes alongside at a time while there's a dire want for replacement and contextual discourses on terrorism.

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SSP represented more than just a violent struggle against the Shia sect. Historically it was also a legacy of Ahrar; socially it was a confrontation of urban nouveau riche in collaboration with the migrant community, who were politically dispossessed by the Shia landlords; and, in a much wider context, it served as a means to counter the Iranianization of Pakistan—the agenda set forth by General Zia ul Haq and the military establishment with the aid of Saudi Arabia. Hence at various levels the same organization acted with multiple guises, purposes and functionalities by serving the interests of various groups and states.

Gulf 2000 project, Columbia University. edu/ Jha, R. (2015, December 9). Al-Qaida’s India chief comes from freedom fighters’ family. The Times of India. cms Kamran, T. (2014, November 30). Is apolitical Islam possible? The News. pk/is-apolitical-islam-possible Khan, A. (2014, December 15). No regret over supporting IS, says Lal Masjid cleric. The Express Tribune. pk/ story/806711/no-regret-over-supporting-is-says-lal-masjid-cleric/ 32 J. SYED Kugelman, M. (2015, February 25). How serious is the ISIS threat to South Asia?

In his celebrated August 11, 1947 speech, the founder of Pakistan, Mohammed Ali Jinnah, assured them that they “may belong to any religion or caste or creed; that has nothing to do with the business of the State”. This received reinforcement with his appointment of Jogendra Nath Mandal, a Hindu, as Pakistan’s first law minister. While a few of Jinnah’s close associates vehemently disagreed in private, Ahmadis were legally Muslims and well placed in official positions. Jinnah’s choice of Chaudhry Zafarullah Khan, an Ahmadi, as the first foreign minister of Pakistan, carried a strong message of reassurance for Ahmadis.

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