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Defining extremism

THE mass shootings at sheesha bars in Hanau, Germany, and the stabbing of the muezzin of London’s Regent’s Park mosque have put far-right extremism back in the headlines. For too…

The will to counter extremism

COUNTERING extremism is not an easy job, but the state’s lack of resolve makes it even more complex and challenging. The resolve to stand up to extremism should draw its…

The roots of extremism

EXTREMIST militants receive considerable support from their apologists who take exception to criticism of religious extremism and claim this is not the only form of extremism. The point is valid…

Stamping out militancy/extremism

Since the February 21 meeting of the National Security Committee announced its decision to accelerate actions against militancy and extremism, action has been in full swing against two externally-oriented militant…

Creating An Anti-extremism Culture

Creating an anti-extremism culture

As the Financial Action Task Force has also emphasised, the world is indeed concerned about militant organisations in Pakistan. And it is to the Pakistani people that they present the…

The Survival Of Extremism

The survival of extremism

So much is happening in the political arena at this time that any detour into another territory would seem unwarranted. The Senate elections this weekend had a star billing. There…

Our Never-ending Battle Against Extremism

Our never-ending battle against extremism

“No citizen otherwise qualified for appointment in the service of Pakistan shall be discriminated against in respect of any such appointment on the ground only of race, religion, caste, sex,…

Eradicating Extremism

Eradicating extremism

It is encouraging to see the action taken against Khadim Hussain Rizvi and his close aides, as well as a dozen others. The government has brought charges of sedition and…

Obscurantism And Extremism

Obscurantism and extremism

Ibne Insha in his famous book ‘Urdu ki aakhri kitab’ explained the state of affairs in Pakistan through the metaphor of a circle. He thinks that there are various circles,…

Tolerance of extremism

After the London Bridge terrorist attack last weekend, British Prime Minister Theresa May stood on the steps of 10 Downing Street and said: “There is, to be frank, far too…