The Rise of the Radicals – The Narrative of Terror Hides Behind its Ideologues – Catherine Shakdam

The 2016 BBC documentary on Deobandis in the UK exposed what many of us knew all along. That the Muslim communities in the United Kingdom are not a monolithic and that there are some schools of thoughts that dominate terrorist violence and intolerance, while other Muslims are held collectively responsible. Most disturbingly, the vast and significant networkContinue reading “The Rise of the Radicals – The Narrative of Terror Hides Behind its Ideologues – Catherine Shakdam”

Targeted killings in Bangladesh: Victims, culprits and countermeasures – Jawad Syed

Since 2013, Bangladesh has been repeatedly in headline news across the world due to systematic and incessant targeted killings. In the mainstream media, both in South Asia and the West, the focus has been generally on high profile murders of secular and progressive bloggers, e.g., recent worldwide broad coverage of the tragic murder of XulhazContinue reading “Targeted killings in Bangladesh: Victims, culprits and countermeasures – Jawad Syed”

From Karachi to San Bernardino: In Quest of an Alternative Discourse on Terrorism

Author: Jawad Syed Cross posted from The Huffington Post In the aftermath of the Paris and San Bernardino attacks, the world can no longer afford apologist and politically correct discourses on terrorism. During my recent trip to Pakistan to attend an international educational and cultural conference in Karachi, I had an interesting discussion on theContinue reading “From Karachi to San Bernardino: In Quest of an Alternative Discourse on Terrorism”