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Jihad for ijtihad

MANY non-Muslims in the West and Muslims who perpetrate violence to achieve their aims equate jihad with holy war. The West expands it to imply terrorism. This connotation is often…

Sanders’ ideological jihad

In a recent interview to 'The New Yorker', Joe Biden revealed he feared an “ideological jihad” from Bernie Sanders, after beating him for the Democratic presidential nomination in a primary…

Global climate jihad

EXISTENTIAL challenges define the state of the world today. They shall determine the global, regional and national contexts in which all countries, including Pakistan, will need to find appropriate and…

Jobs and jihad

EVER SINCE terrorism — specifically the jihadist variety — has stalked the globe, a common refrain has been that radicalised young men need to be educated and given job opportunities…

Jingoism And Jihad

Jingoism and jihad

Gen Bajwa hands over a list of 76 terrorists based across the border to the Afghan embassy in Islamabad. The Afghan government hands over a list of 85 terrorists it…

Defining Jihadists

Defining jihadists

Back in 1954, the Justice Munir Commission report into the anti-Ahmadi violence in Punjab famously complained that no two Pakistani clerics, or “divines” in the language of the time, could…

Jihadists Mobilise In Syria As Peacemaking Unravels

Jihadists mobilise in Syria as peacemaking unravels

Jihadi militants in Syria including al Qaeda are mobilising again for all-out war against President Bashar al-Assad, taking advantage of the collapse of peace talks to eclipse nationalist rival insurgents…