Tag: Extremism

Is secular fundamentalism the answer to religious extremism?

Sher Ali Tareen | In a relatively recent opinion piece published in the Dawn newspaper, entitled “Textbooks-Kudos to Punjab,” Pervez Hoodbhoy, the self-professed expert on...

UAE condemns state sponsored terrorism after Modi’s visit

News Analysis | India’s Prime Minister Modi visited United Arab Emirates (UAE) on February 10, 2018 and after delegation-level talks between PM Modi and Crown...

Death in Afghanistan or bitter life in Pakistan: refugees’ choice

AFP | Death awaits you in Afghanistan, says refugee Mohammad Wali, insisting he prefers to endure a grim existence in a Pakistani camp than return...

Afghan commander linked to Haqqani network killed by drone strike in...

AFP | A mid-level Afghan commander of the Taliban-affiliated Haqqani Network was killed Wednesday in a drone strike in Pakistan's tribal region, officials said, days...

Pakistan demands rationale behind addition on ‘Special Watch List’ placement

News Analysis | Pakistan’s ambassador to US Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry demanded justification from US authorities over addition in “Special Watch List” for severe violations of...

58th suspect linked to Mashal Khan’s tragic murder arrested

News Analysis | On Thursday, the Mardan Police arrested another suspect in relation to the brutal murder of Mashal Khan, which now brings the official...

How will rising extremism in Pakistan affect its ties with the...

James M Dorsey | A recent government surrender to militant demands for stricter adherence to Islam mediated by the military coupled with the release from...

Why Northern European Tribalism has led to an embrace of amoral...

Adam Garrie | Many individuals throughout the world are aghast at the open displays of vulgarity and sexual obscenity in northern Europe and Scandinavia in...

Pakistan’s Jihadist cauldron: From national asset to national millstone

Adnan Qaiser | National interests of states are often blind-and brutal, yet they call for some rationality considering our interlinked global destinies in the 21st...

Women flogged for adultery in Indonesia

A video has surfaced from Indonesia in which a woman is being brutally flogged for committing adultery. The woman can be seen kneeling before a...

Brussels enters the debate on good or bad Islam

James M Dorsey | It’s hard to prove beyond doubt a direct causal link between militancy and Saudi-inspired ultra-conservative forms of Sunni Muslim Islam. That...

Are Hindu women being radicalized by RSS?

News Analysis | The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) has dismissed reports that quoted its chief spokesperson (Akhil Bharatiya Prachar Pramukh) Manmohan Vaidya as saying that...

A master-plan to balkanize Pakistan – Part III

Asif Haroon Raja | War against the Soviets Fearing a takeover by the fundamentalists, 40th Soviet Army intervened and occupied Afghanistan on December 27, 1979, killed Hafiz...

Saudi Arabia fires extremist Imams from Mosques and seminaries

News Analysis | In a bid to shed the image of Saudi state harboring extremists, Minister of Saudi Foreign Affairs Adel al-Jubeir said that Saudi...

24% Increase in Sindh’s education budget; what will it achieve?

Zainab Husain | Chief Minister of Sindh Murad Ali Shah placed education as a priority in his budget speech for 2017-18 presented to Sindh Assembly...

Should Aung San Suu Kyi be stripped of her Nobel Peace...

Nasir Azeem | "Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere" ~Martin Luther King Jr. Although the tragedy of Myanmar's Rohingya Community has been unfolding for...

Karzai accuses US for creating ISIS?

News Analysis | Former Afghan President Hamid Karzai has said that the Islamic State Khurasan faction has emerged in Afghanistan under the watch of the...

Gulalai Ismail wins recognition for her fight against Taliban ideology

News Analysis | Gulalai Ismail from Pakistan made history on Thursday morning when she won a joint award for her undeterred awareness campaign to counter...

Pakistani university bans ‘western’ clothing for females

News Analysis | Authorities at a private university in Islamabad, FAST-NU, has announced that women cannot wear westernized dresses while attending university. It has promulgated...

Facebook fascism: Censorship by the social media giant on criticism of...

News Analysis | 29-year-old Mohammad Anas, who works as a freelance journalist claims that his Facebook account has been banned for 30 days after he...

Paresh Rawal bashed for his unapologetic tweets on Rohingyas, Kashmir and...

News Analysis | A fan of Modi Sarkar, Paresh Rawal has landed in hot waters after his expressions of scorn towards minorities including Rohingyas, Kashmiris...

Gulf crisis is merely a family squabble: ‘James Dorsey’

James M. Dorsey | A three-month old crisis in the Gulf that has pitted Qatar against an alliance led by the UAE and Saudi Arabia...

How the extremist mind is cultivated; a psychological analysis

Dr. S. Zulfiqar Gilani | Ordinarily, mention of the word ‘extremist’ brings to mind a terrorist and/or a suicide bomber. However, there are many extremists...

China contributes to doubts about Pakistani crackdown on militants

James Dorsey |  China, at the behest of Pakistan, has for the second time this year prevented the United Nations from listing a prominent Pakistani militant...

Has Russia entered NATO’s bedroom?

M. K. Bhadrakumar | Can we say a “terrible beauty” is born in the NATO’s underbelly — to borrow the words from the Irish-English poet...

The coerced dictated definitions: Who are terrorists and freedom fighters?

Muhammad Feyyaz | Qatar is in the eye of a storm, and sectarian blocks have deepened as never before. Indeed, geopolitically, the whole edifice of...

The 4th generation war: Who is running away with the show?

Saleem Akhtar Malik | After President Trump’s recent tour of Saudi Arabia and Israel, the Middle East is ablaze with accusations and counter-accusations. The geopolitical...

Ashraf Ghani’s outburst: How should Pakistan handle the situation?

Imtiaz Gul | Political temperatures spiked to unprecedented levels with a May 31 terrorist attack in Kabul that has left about 150 people dead. Afghan...

Saudi-UAE-Qatar crisis: Will the US’ mediation bear fruit?

News Analysis | The noise of Saudi-led Qatar boycott is reverberating in the region and beyond as the need for mediation and protection is being...

British election campaign continues despite deadly London attacks

Andy Bruce and Kate Holton | London - After a deadly militant attack on London Bridge, British Prime Minister Theresa May resumes campaigning on Monday...

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