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It has functioned as the intellectual wing of Jamaat-e-Islami, seeking to educate the Muslims about Islamic teachings and philosophy through literature, speeches and a network of libraries. Few reasons could be ascribed to this lack of popular support. Jamaat-e-Islami propaganda became more vociferous after 1980 leading to a phenomenal rise in the attendance of Muslims in mosques. They are also in denial about the intentions and objectives of the radical Islamists, which is to Talibanise Pakistan by imposing their version of puritanical Islam in the country. But the spin being put on the elections results is as misleading as it is dangerous because if accepted unquestioningly it will only strengthen the denial in Pakistan of the rapidly spreading Talibanisation in the society. Josukutty funded by charitable trusts from Gulf countries. Debata into Dar al-Islam the country of Islam.

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Swami on a railway platform in Ahmedabad on 19 February 2007, injuring 25 people. The resultant security concern is a challenge to the legitimacy of the state. By contrast, the Taliban primarily consist of rural Pashtuns from the Ghilzai confederation, who have historically been at odds with the smaller Durrani tribes. But in practice, the focus of religious radicals has been Islamisation of the state rather than the reform of individuals. It should focus on peopleto-people relations and strengthen economic, cultural and historical bonds with the Afghan people. Every township has at least one mosque which is particularly used by the Jamaat-eIslami workers, followers and sympathizers for Friday prayers.

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The Americans entered Afghanistan without a plan. Upadhyaya Still Banaras lived in relative peace for several decades while many other cities with mixed population were struck by the communal violence. However, although the group contained skilled operatives shipped across the Indian Ocean in an operation that involved considerable expense, it had orders to move north, to Jammu and Kashmir. The process has been helped along by the willingness of some secular political parties to use Islamist political parties as electoral contractors. Their economic bonds are very strong and they share a remarkable trust. The unprecedented solidarity across the religious community acted as a shock absorber and reinforced the impulse of communal harmony.

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Even though his credibility is severely dented and no one trusts him, there are many who believe that he still has a role to play in as an intermediary between the security forces and the Taliban. Sareen apostasy and is punishable by death. Pakistan has asked Bangladesh not to go ahead with the trial of war criminals. Warikoo About the Editor K. While having never taken a hard-line position against the Taliban despite the dangerous rise in poppy production, their misogynist policies, the destruction of the Bamiyan Buddhas, the murder of Ahmed Shah Masoud — the face of the Northern Alliance and their ally — it was soon after the 11 September 2001 attacks that this position changed. By early 2009, 42 percent of Americans believed that the war was a mistake, up from 6 percent in 2002.

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Deedat approvingly cited the television evangelist Jimmy Swaggart as recording that the United States has 11 million alcoholics. Today it hosts a high percentage of Muslim population, which accounts for 35. If the Mahant has lost count of the invitations for Muslim seminars and festivities, the Mufti too is a much sought after at Hindu gatherings. As part of this campaign, they forced a ban on books which did not correspond with the Islamist world view. Operating under the alias Salim Junaid, Ishtiaq obtained an Indian passport and even married a local resident, Momina Khatoon.

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At the same time constitutional changes introduced by General Zia-ur-Rahman Article 25 which emphasized that Bangladesh would endeavour to strengthen fraternal and friendly ties with the Islamic countries, strengthened the relations between Bangladesh and these countries. Now the term azadi gave way to jihad. The fragile consensus built around the politics of appeasement is one that can be withdrawn at any time and without warning should circumstances change given that many of the warlords enjoy the reputation since the Soviet war of changing alliances with the Afghan weather conditions. During the Afghan war, hundreds of Bangladeshi youth were recruited and brought into Pakistan, with the full knowledge of Bangladesh military intelligence and passive support from pro-Islamist political parties, to join the Islamic militants for jihad. So while the average Afghan views the police with a mixture of fear and trepidation, the warlords and politicians show utter disregard for the very same uniform. To the extent that such parallel systems have some sort of constitutional cover, the same can be extended to the tribal belt as well. Traditionally, the clergy has been opposed to liberalism, democracy and modernization.

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Religion and security in South and Central Asia / edited by K. Warikoo

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As such, religious extremism, terrorism, drug trafficking and arms smuggling are viewed by various countries in South and Central Asia and also in the West as the main threats to their security. But these are visible only if one wishes to see them, not so much in wellappointed areas of Lahore, Islamabad or Karachi, as in lower-middle-class colonies and small towns and villages around the country. Until now this pernicious phenomenon has been limited to the Pashtun belt of Pakistan. But if many Pashtuns no longer consider the Taliban to be Islamic heroes, the Punjabis continue to romanticise the Taliban, and this despite the social and cultural mores of Punjab being totally at odds with what the Taliban stand for. Bangladeshis are extremely religious people but the bomb blasts of 17 August 2005 and subsequent suicide attacks on the judiciary awakened them to the dangers of radical Islam lurking at their door.

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Religion and security in South and Central Asia / edited by K. Warikoo

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About the Series Central Asia Research Forum is a series designed to present cutting-edge research on the Central Asia region spanning the whole of the social sciences. Swami only for that particular period of time. The use of the bordering provinces as a sanctuary and base for operations continues to hamper statebuilding in Afghanistan. There were over 12,600 violent deaths across Pakistan, which is 14 times more than in 2006, in the spate of suicide bombings and militant attacks by the Taliban and Pakistan-based Tehrik-eTaliban. At the same time, these areas with their virtual autonomy from the administration at the centre have raised major security concerns for Pakistan as well especially in view of the increased Talibanbacked violence not just along the border but in the heart of the country as well.

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