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Reality check for militants     اختبار "الواقعية" لأي جماعة مسلحة

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When an armed group is formed among an oppressed population in the absence of any democratic mechanisms that establish a popular consensus in favour of armed struggle, the group immediately has two sets of enemies; firstly, the stated enemy who is oppressing the people, and secondly, anyone among the people who disagrees with armed struggle.  461 more words

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Barelvi Lashkar-e-Jhangvi on the Horizon 

By: Naimat Khan

KARACHI: A new sectarian outfit, modeled on the Lashkar-e-Jhangvi (LeJ), has emerged in the Punjab province of Pakistan, intelligence sources say. While the dominant milieu of armed groups in Pakistan is Deobandi, the new group, calling itself “Labaik Ya Rasoolallah”, is Barelvi. 503 more words

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Kashmir : A comforting Viewpoint

Vikas Variahwa and the Muslim Hindu relations in Kashmir
I met Mr Vikas Variahwa (VV – name tweaked slightly) at the recent French National day celebrations in the open but tented lawn in their Embassy . 1,258 more words

Red or dead

A group of politicians, including clerics from religious parties, mostly from Mardan city, has called for the release of those who were arrested in the Mashal Khan case. 774 more words

From war to reform

John Rees writes in his great work ‘Imperialism and Resistance’ that “Alexis de Tocqueville once said ‘the most dangerous moment for a bad government is generally that in which it sets about reform’. 860 more words

Towards a Theology of Militancy

Christianity and anarchism have a long, albeit tense, history. Even prior to the theorization of anarchism as such, countless Christians have seen the Law of God as superseding existing state restrictions. 1,104 more words

Kashmir: The Lost Paradise

One of the most beautiful places in the world is Kashmir but today it is turned into a battlefield. There is a Swahili proverb, “When elephants jostle, what gets hurt is the grass.” The same is with Kashmir and Kashmiris. 1,454 more words

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