Extremism

Religions must move from comparing themselves to one another to collaborating against extremism: Rasool

WordForPeace.com Cape Town – South Africans of different faiths must unite against prejudice, or face being overrun in an era of extremism, former Western Cape premier Ebrahim Rasool said on Thursday morning. A formalised, mainstream extremism was emerging that could be devastating in humiliating others and granting them “outsider status”, said Rasool, who had served as South Africa’s ambassador to …

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Why this attempted attack was inspired by the writings and online sermons of a Bangladeshi cleric and the leader of Ansarullah Bangla Team (ABT)?

WordForPeace.com By Vidhi Doshi Bangladesh counterterrorism chief Monirul Islam says that the attempted attack was inspired by the writings and online sermons of a Bangladeshi cleric named Jasimuddin Rahmani, the spiritual leader of Ansarullah Bangla Team (ABT), a banned Bangladeshi terrorist organization. Rahmani is serving a five-year prison term after his conviction on charges of inciting the murder of a …

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Killing: The Gravest Sin In Islam:  A Muslim cannot take any innocent life of a human being of any Faith, in any circumstance

By Maulana Asrarul Haque Qasmi (Translated from Urdu by Ghulam Rasool Dehlavi) Holy Quran: “Do not take life which God has made inviolate” (Al-Isra) Ulema (Islamic scholars) interpreted this verse that “the blood of a peace-loving non-Muslim is equal to that of Muslims. A Muslim cannot take life of any human being of any Faith, in any circumstances…… Today human …

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Religious and Ideological narratives of the violent extremists in South East Asia

Al-wala wa’l-bara (the extremist Islamist doctrine of loyalty and disavowal) polarizes the world between Muslims and non-Muslims but it has no place in the mainstream, pluralistic and peaceful Islamic traditions….. WordForPeace.com Edit Desk These types of narratives utilize religious or ideological concepts or elements to justify the terrorist organization’s end goal as well as the use of violence to achieve …

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Islamic Scholar Fethullah Gülen’s Rebuttals to Religious Extremism مذہبی انتہا پسندی پر فتح اللہ گولن کا رد عمل

By Ghulam Rasool Dehlvi, WordForPeace.com    فتح گولن نے دہشت گردی اور خود کش حملوں پر اسلامی موقف پر ایک علمی اور فنی کتاب بھی شائع کی ہے، جن میں انہوں نے انسانی اور مذہبی بنیادوں پر اس طرح کے اقدامات کی مذمت کی ہے۔ انہوں نے صرف مغربی قارئین ہی نہیں بلکہ ہزاروں مسلمانوں کے اجتماعات میں اپنی مسجد کے …

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Countering extremism of ISIS and al-Qaeda is not against Islam, but against a perversion of the religion

WordForPeace.com Milo ComerfordAnalyst and Research Innovation Officer Rachel BrysonResearcher Struggle Over Scripture: Charting the Rift Between Islamist Extremism and Mainstream Islam CO-EXISTENCE There must be greater consensus among policymakers and thought leaders that the battle against the extremism of groups like ISIS and al-Qaeda is not against Islam, but against a perversion of the religion. SUMMARY  Concerns about Islamist extremism …

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The Islamic Military Counter Terrorism Coalition: Can It Meet Its Objectives?

WordForPeace.com By Syed Ata Hasnain  The 40-nation IMCTC has made a start, conveying to the world its willingness to defeat terror, but how effective it will be is the question. It has been in the making for some time, but recently the first meeting of representatives of 40 Muslim and Muslim majority countries finally got the Islamic Military Counter Terrorism …

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Encountrring Takfiri (تكفيري ) mindset which is on the rampage 

WordForPeace.com Behind religious violence in Pakistan is the rise of Takfiri (تكفيري ) mindset, which sees Islam through a narrow keyhole of self-righteousness and accuses the world of apostasy…… By Liaquat Ali Khan Small-minded versions of Islam have fanaticized Pakistan – an antediluvian land with deep interfaith roots leavened with the teachings of Hindu Swamis, Buddhist Monks, Sikh Gurus, and Muslim …

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Grand Mufti of Syria: A Sunni and a Shia, a Salafi and a Sufi

WordForPeace.com Written by Ghulam Rasool Dehlvi | Much of the war in the conflict-ridden Muslim nations is still being waged as part of the gravest sectarian slugfest in Islamic history—Shia-Sunni divide. Syria has remained the current hotbed of this fierce battle. But surprisingly, the Grand Mufti and the highest Islamic authority in Syria— Shaikh Ahmad Badruddin Hassoun—maintains that he is …

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Kerala Love Jihad: Hadiya Meets Husband Shafin Jahan After Year of Separation

WordForPeace.com The meeting took place at a homeopathy college in Tamil Nadu’s Salem district where she Hadiya is continuing studies on orders of the Supreme Court. Hadiya returned to Salem to pursue her studies. (Photo: CNN-News18) Thiruvananthapuram: Hadiya, the 24-year-old Kerala woman at the center of the ‘Love Jihad’ controversy, met husband Shafin Jahan on December 3 after almost a year …

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