Extremism

What Islamic Theology of Counter Terrorism is and how it works!

WordForPeace.com Before I provide the details of what Islamic Theology of Counter Terrorism is and how it works, I need to go back in the day to furnish the entire history about how Islamism/Jihadism (Political Islam) was devised to accomplish the political ends by the western and some regional Islamic powers.  This is part one of the topic of The …

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Biased Courts of Gilgit-Baltistan: A miscarriage of justice | Word For Peace

WordForPeace.com This month is important to the people of Gilgit-Baltistan, who celebrate the rebellion of the Gilgit Scouts against Dogra rulers that paved the way for annexation to Pakistan 65 years ago. However, many now question the decision to allow Pakistan control over the disputed region. Given the situation, there is a concerted increase and sense of urgency for the number of …

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2018 Report on Enforced Disappearances in Balochistan: Human Rights Council of Balochistan and Baloch Human Rights

WordForPeace.com The Human Rights Council of Balochistan and Baloch Human Rights Organisation have published their bi-annual report on the state of human rights in the Balochistan territory occupied by Pakistan. Focusing on the period between January and June 2018, the report lists an alarming number of enforced disappearances and extrajudicial killings perpetrated by Pakistani security forces against Baloch activists and civilians alike. …

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Poor Children aged 12 to 18, in ‘Azad Kashmir’, Gilgit Baltistan and Dir District victimised by prostitution

WordForPeace.com SALMAN ASHRAF Child prostitution has become a common phenomenon in twin cities under the nose of the government, conversely, bus stands and surrounded filthy inns are known for such taboo activities. Pirwadhai Bus Stand, Mandi Morr Bus Stand and the famous Faizabad Bus Stand are the names of few notorious places which facilitate clientele indulged in such fetishes. According …

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Pakistan: Surge in Attacks on Schools | Human Rights Watch: Why Pak Fails to Protect Students, Teachers from Violence?

WordForPeace.com (New York) – Alleged militants attacked and burned down at least 12 schools in Diamer district of Pakistan’s Gilgit-Baltistan region early on August 3, 2018, Human Rights Watch said today. At least half were girls’ schools. No group has claimed responsibility for the attacks. The Pakistani government should take urgent measures to make schools safer, and fairly prosecute those responsible for attacks …

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Malala Yousafzai condemns arson attack on girls’ schools in Gilgit-Baltistan

WordForPeace.com Peshawar: Youngest ever Nobel laureate and education activist Malala Yousafzai has strongly condemned the burning down of 12 schools, half of them all-girls’, in Pakistan, saying the “extremists” have shown that a “girl with a book” frightens them the most. The schools were burnt down late Friday by unidentified assailants in coordinated attacks in Pakistan’s Gilgit-Baltistan, triggering protest by local …

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Girls schools on the target in Gilgit-Baltistan | Pakistan-Geo TV

WordForPeace.com CHILAS: At least 12 girls’ schools were attacked in Chilas, about 130 kilometres from Gilgit late Thursday night, police sources told Geo News. Unidentified men attacked 12 girls’ schools across Diamer district and damaged school property, according to the police. The attackers also torched some items in the schools, sources informed further, adding that explosions were also set off in …

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Beware! Social media groups seeking Aadhaar numbers of potential recruits for extremists

WordForPeace.com Administrators manning the social media groups of terrorist outfits such as Lashkar-e-Tayyaba and Jaish-e-Mohammad are asking for the Aadhaar numbers of those who are seeking entry into their WhatsApp and Telegram groups. Independent security experts and government officials, who keep an eye on thousands of groups that are actively used by the terrorists to coordinate with their followers and …

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The NRC, UNHRC and the ISI

WordForPeace.com By Madhav Nalapat July 28, 2018 There has been a visible concentration of effort by the present UN Human Rights Commissioner on issues concerning a single community, with relative silence on the situation of minorities in Pakistan, with forced conversions of the few remaining Hindus and Christians, or the brutal treatment being given by Wahhabi fanatics in Bangladesh to …

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Rescuing Kashmiri multi-culturalism from sectarianism

WordForPeace.com By Mushtaq Ul Haq Ahmad Sikander, 03 August 2018 Kashmir is a melting pot of cultures, religions, ethnicities and regional identities. The Kashmiri identity is contested and variegated. It is still developing and has survived despite centuries of onslaught from different quarters. Religion has played an important role in shaping the indigenous Kashmiri identity. Kashmir embraced Hinduism, Buddhism and …

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