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The price of extremism

After a flurry of praise for the police officer who saved her life, most Pakistanis seem to have forgotten the incident in Lahore involving the woman who was accused of…

Identity crisis and extremism

An identity crisis is a phenomenon where a people's identity is defined and manipulated in a particular way to exploit it for political advantages. Identity crisis then leads to extremism…

Countering extremism

The Muttahida Ulema Board has unanimously decided to cleanse the curriculum of extremist content. “So far, 307 books have been cleared from possible extremist content,” Special Assistant to the Prime…

Religious extremist terrorism’s spread

Recent events in Mozambique centring on religious extremist terrorists seizing Pemba, the capital of the northern province of Cabo Delgado, which triggered a mass exodus of local people and foreigners…

Religious bigotry

Priyantha Kumara was my country’s proud foreign worker. He hailed from Sri Lanka, and practised a faith alien to many of us. Those were his brief but illustrative credentials, as…

Religious tolerance

The Sultanate of Oman celebrated its 51st National Day on November 18. This date marks the country’s independence from Portuguese imperialism in 1650. This holiday is the beginning of a…

Hostage to extremism

IT is not for the first time that a religiously motivated group has disrupted civic life but what happened this week is extremely serious. The state seemed to have disappeared as the…

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…