Jihadism

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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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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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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Winning Hearts and Minds: Smart Policies to End Extremism and Violent Ideology

 WordForPeace.com By Zakir Gul Faced with the loss of territory and influence in the Middle East, ISIS is determined to show the world that it is still capable of carrying out terrorist attacks despite global efforts to defeat the terrorist group. The more ISIS is weakened, the harder it will strive to prove its might, even enlisting foreign fighters and …

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Decoding the ‘Dar-ul-Harb’ And ‘Darul Islam’: Extremists are underfoot to exploit the Medieval Islamic Terminologies on their online feeds

WordForPeace.com By Ghulam Rasool Dehlvi The entire extremist jihadist rhetoric in India is based on―and justified by―what happened in Ayodhya decades ago. One of the largest mosques in the Uttar Pradesh which was built in 1528–29 by Mir Baqi on orders of the Mughal emperor Babur was pulled down with pick-axes, shovels and hammers. India went up in flames on …

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मर्यादा पुरुषोत्तम के देश में रावण के वंशज ज़हरीली हंसी हंस रहे हैं, राम नाम को बेचने वाले खुश और राम को जीने वाले खौफ में हैं

WordForPeace.com By Yunus Mohani नफरत की सियासत ने आज हमे यहां पहुंचा दिया है कि गौतम बुद्घ के देश में एक हत्यारा एक गरीब मजदूर को पहले कुदाल से मार देता है फिर उसको तेल छिड़क कर जला देता है इतना ही नहीं इस पूरी शर्मनाक घटना का वीडियो बनाता है अपनी घिनौनी बदबूदार मानसिकता को शब्दों में ढाल कर …

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राजस्थान में लव जिहाद के नाम पर मुस्लिम श्रमिक को ज़िंदा जलाने वाला आरोपी गिरफ्तार

WordForPeace.com राजस्थान के राजसमंद ज़िले में पश्चिम बंगाल निवासी इफराज़ुल की हत्या कर उन्हें ज़िंदा जलाने और उनका वीडियो वायरल करने के आरोप में शंभू लाल रैगर को गिरफ्तार कर लिया गया है. (फोटो साभार: गूगल मैप्स) जयपुर: राजस्थान की राजसमंद जिला पुलिस ने राजनगर थाना इलाके में बुधवार को एक श्रमिक को जिंदा जला कर उसका वीडियो वायरल करने …

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Rajasthan ‘love jihad’ murder video has made the imaginary term frighteningly real

WordForPeace.com BY ARUN GEORGE   INTRO: Like ‘fatwas’ issued by religious clerics to force their interpretations on people, these videos serve as messages to the faithful, and warnings to others. Set in the real world, they are meant to inspire confidence among followers, especially given they come edited and unaccompanied by the consequences faced by the perpetrators, if any. Despite …

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