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New Jihadi Magazine for Women in Pakistan

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New Jihadi Magazine for Women in Pakistan

There’s a new magazine out in Pakistan. It’s objective: to recruit women into a career of lifelong militancy. A new push by one of Pakistan’s most notorious militant groups to attract female fighters looks like an effort to keep up with Islamic State (IS) and other extremists who have used such appeals to bolster their […]

ISIS cooked and fed Boy to Mother

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ISIS cooked and fed Boy to Mother

Gruesome and horrific  tales of butchery and cannibalism that these so-called ‘Islamic State’ actors: what will the UN or the US do to rid the world of this scourge? The Islamic State terror group has now outlawed the burka at its security centers in northern Iraq! The reversal comes after several IS commanders were killed at […]

ISIS is in India, Pakistan, Bangladesh ….

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ISIS is in India, Pakistan, Bangladesh ….

To defeat ISIS, South Asian countries must look beyond their selfish and myopic interests The so-called Islamic State (IS) in appeared around 2014. Since then, policymakers and the strategic community in South Asia remain divided on whether the terrorist group poses a threat to the region or not. These differences can be attributed to two […]

Zakir Naik is a divisive force among Muslims

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Zakir Naik is a divisive force among Muslims

While Maharastra might indict Islamic tele-evangelist Naik for unlawful activities, the case is stirring up a lot of interest in Muslim and non-Muslim circles all over the country. Several liberal Muslims have been quite uncomfortable with the tone and nature of Naik’s television broadcasts, which they say lean towards the fundamentalist, Wahabi brand of Islam, […]

Counter Religious extremism in South Asia

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Counter Religious extremism in South Asia

The recent bout of terrorist attacks in Pakistan reminds us once again that it is one of the worst victims of terrorism perpetrated by religious extremist groups claiming their adherence to what they call the puritan Islam. According to Global Terrorism Index the top 5 countries affected by terrorism include Iraq, Afghanistan, Nigeria, Pakistan and […]

Bangladesh bans Zakir Naik, scans mosque sermons

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Bangladesh bans Zakir Naik, scans mosque sermons

Bangladesh has begun to screen Friday sermons in mosques, in an effort to control the proliferation of extremist ideas in the country.  Bangladesh has also blocked ‘Peace TV’, the channel run by Zakir Naik, a preacher who ‘inspired’ extremist Islam radicals. The decision was taken by senior government officials, who have also decided to implement […]

Bangladeshi Islamists brutally kill Christians, Hindus, Buddhists, liberal Muslims

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Bangladeshi Islamists brutally kill Christians, Hindus, Buddhists, liberal Muslims

DHAKA (Bangladesh) Unidentified men hacked to death a Christian grocer in Bangladesh’s north-west on Sunday (June 5), say international media reports. The numbers of attacks on religious minorities and secular activists by Islamist militants are growing. “Sunil Gomes was hacked to death at his grocery store just near a church at Bonpara village,” Shafiqul Islam, […]