Islam,Terrorism and Jihad
They see their truth as not only first in the world but as defining the world, determining right from wrong, good from bad, true from false. Any truth but theirs is blasphemy. In another instance, and as justification for attacking the 8th century BC citadel of Assyrian king Sargon II at Khorsabad, 10 miles northwest of Mosul, Iraq, the IS forces said, simply, “We’re ridding the world of polytheism and spreading monotheism across the planet.” This is how the ISIS views the world and why it murdered Khaled al-Asaad and displayed his bloodied, headless body in a public square: It is afraid of difference in the world. ….
Sabria S. Jawhar
It can’t be emphasized enough that early Islamic education in the Middle East must address religious terrorism and political Islam while western nations must find a balance to allow primary- and secondary-school-age Muslims to exercise their right to free speech to air their views on terrorism.
Both ISIS and AQIS threaten the security of Bangladesh. ISIS has the potential to empower existing Islamist militant movements with the ideology, network capabilities, financing and, most importantly, with its brand image. And despite ISIS’ growing influence, AQIS’s local focus means it will likely continue to have its own niche of support.
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ISIS and other Islamist groups -- such as the Taliban and al Qaeda -- collectively rain violence and misery upon the world but most directly upon imperiled Muslims who are subject to their rule. Muslims who are not Islamists, but followers of Islam.
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It’s time to stop underestimating this force as some group of self-discrediting madmen. ISIS is a moral and political threat to the fragile and ugly stability that exists in what’s left in the Middle East. ISIS will thrive and spread its ideas for as long as it has its land.
It is an honor to be with you today while my country, the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, assumes the UN Security Council’s presidency for the second time during its current membership in the council. I am particularly pleased to be attending this debate on youth in conflict zones and their role in peacemaking. The world is facing a formidable challenge, namely, terrorism and extremism, which may be the greatest challenge to world peace and security, with the youth being its prime victims.
greatest effects are thus achieved indirectly, through the reaction it
inspires, rather than the actual destruction of life and property. This is why,
in that moment when, having read of an attack or the threat of an attack, you
experience a sudden pang of fear, you become a victim yourself. The fact that
the number of people to have been killed in Britain in terrorist attacks by
Islamic militants – 53 (52 during the 7/7 attacks, plus Lee Rigby) – is
statistically negligible is irrelevant. To be afraid of terrorism is normal; to
be concerned is natural. But it is better to be so in measure and in reason,
not in panicked ignorance, and thus win one immediate and important victory....
Ajit Kumar Singh
The rise in the
numbers of women and children killed and maimed from conflict-related violence
is particularly disturbing. This year, UNAMA recorded the highest number of
children and women casualties compared to the same period in previous years.
All parties to the conflict must undertake stronger measures to protect
civilians from harm. When the conflict kills or maims a mother, child, sister
or brother, the repercussions for families and communities are devastating and
after assuming the post of Home Minister of the Province on October 13, 2014,
Khanzada had reportedly been involved in major operations against domestically
oriented terrorists in Punjab, though there was little evidence of any relative
improvement of the security environment as a result.....
The death of
Mullah Omar has minimised the challenge posed to the IS by the Afghan Taliban.
Many factions’ of jihadists in the Afghan-Pakistan region have already
announced their loyalty to the IS. Al Qaeda is also facing a severe financial
as well as manpower crisis. The launch of the Al Qaeda in the Indian
Sub-continent with much fanfare has turned out to be a damp squib.....
If we have
forgotten it, the almost ritualistic murder of another blogger has reminded us
of it yet again. While the act of killing resonates with the nihilistic terror
that religious extremism is inflicting upon in various parts the world (and no
doubt it derives inspiration from those practices), it has a very specific
local history. It lies in the nature of encounter that the Shahbag movement had
with its opposition.....
S. Binodkumar Singh
are, in some measure, a reaction to the assertiveness demonstrated by the
Government led by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina Wajid, as a result of which the
threat from Islamist terrorism in Bangladesh has been minimized. Significantly,
various Islamist terrorist and extremist formations had been operating
menacingly across the country before Wajid coming to power in 2009. The
Government's sustained efforts, since, have led to widespread anxiety among the
extremists, who now find their very existence under threat....
fact that up to 1000 British citizens have travelled to join Isis’ medieval
theocratic nightmare, and in some cases entire families have up and left, it is
true that only a tiny minority of Muslims worldwide support ISIS. But I fear
that too many Muslims disagree with Isis’ caliphate, not because it is a caliphate,
but because it is not their caliphate….
A Hindu and
His Designer Mosques
Sabir, the Paper Collector
Message Sent From Pakistan
that will not die
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Memon’s Hanging: Making a Villain a Hero
Has Its ‘Insaniyat’ Intact
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Whether IS Has Been More Brutal Than the US: The US Would Far Exceed Its
Adversary by Sheer Number and Ruthlessness
How Do Political
Islamists Legitimize Their Sins?
By Orhan Kemal
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Is it that
ISIL’s jihadists are Salafist jihadists and the moderates are just jihadists?
What do the moderates think of the infidels, of Muslims drinking alcohol, of
the other Muslims, like Shias? Or of gay people? Do the moderates respect other
faiths and religious practices, including those Muslims who take the liberty to
Dr Mohammad Taqi
Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) owed allegiance to Mullah Omar, the
Lashkar-e-Jhangvi (LeJ) ran terrorist training camps in Afghanistan during his
reign and the al Qaeda leadership was the apple of his eye. These outfits
shared ideology, manpower and logistics with Mullah Omar’s Taliban. They gained
battlefield experience with the Taliban only to boomerang back to Pakistan,
causing great death and destruction. The LeJ founder Riaz Basra was Mullah
Omar’s guest in Afghanistan and dozens of his lieutenants, including the
recently killed sectarian terrorist....
However, the Pakistani authorities
should not forget that the FIA declared various other facilitators and
operatives as fugitives in the case. ... Are we as a nation prepared to muster
the courage to face uncomfortable truths and combat the demons of militancy
that haunt our land? That is the question!
Although we are
yet to see a statement by Mullah Omar confirming he is not alive, the news of
the Taliban emir’s death has delayed a second round of talks between the
militant group and the government in Kabul. A likely peace in Afghanistan will
have serious consequences for journalists like this scribe as much as common
people. With nothing serious to report about, reporters.....
M. J. Akbar
reassumes its engagement with successor states of the Safavid, Ottoman and
European empires to its west up to the Nile and the Sahel in north Africa, it
will renew dialogue with a region that has not had a good night's sleep for at
least two centuries. Analysis is not an advent of any blame game. The fault, as
that crusty realist Shakespeare noted, may lie in ourselves, rather than our
stars, but the destiny of men also has its profound cycles across the
cartwheels of time. The past is littered with skeletons of nations which once
ruled as much as the world as they could reach…..
While the idea
of propagating moderate Islam or taking down radical sites or twitter handles
may be a step in the right direction, the task is humongous and requires a much
faster technological and ideological response from Indian society.....
successful transition to democracy, the legitimacy of its government and the
bravery of its armed forces are not enough to save it. Nor should anyone in
Europe and the West comfort themselves with the idea that the jihadist movement
will eventually self-destruct. From their new theatre of operations in Tunisia,
the terrorists aim at extending their caliphate to Europe and beyond....