Radicalism

Online De-Radicalisation: Tech-Based Ways to to curb cyber jihadism emerging as major security challenge

By Ghulam Rasool Dehlvi, Editor, WordForPeace.com The question is: Why the world governments’ well-thought-out and strongly-worded strategies to counter radicalisation prove futile? The answer is:  We don’t take cognizance of the fact that radical thoughts cannot be dismantled until a complete, coherent and cogent counter-narrative is evolved and disseminated on all the digital media platforms. For this, all the theological underpinnings, …

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How Political Theologians legitimise acts of sadism and persecution perpetrated by the extremist Islamist regimes or outfits

By Ghulam Rasool Dehlvi, Editor, WordForPeace.com “Muslim political theology developed over centuries under conditions of empire but elements of it continue to resonate to this very day”, writes Prof. Ebrahim Moosa, noted scholar of Islamic thought, law, and theology. He has elucidated in his paper as to what political theology is. It is in the words of Jan Assmann, “the …

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(USA) Jews, Muslims, Indian Americans join hands against hate crimes

join hand against hate crime

Washington, (IANS): People from the Jewish, Muslim, and Indian American communities gathered on the steps of Tifereth Israel Synagogue in northwest Washington and stood in solidarity against rising hate crimes in the US. “This is about having peace throughout all communities and religions and races,” said Rochelle Berman, who was present at the event on Friday night. The slogan “We …

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Sufis return to Lal Shahbaz Qalandar’s shrine in defiance of terrorists

Sufis return to Lal Shahbaz Qalandar’s shrine in defiance of terrorists

Day after deadly ISIL attack, more than 100 gather to wash blood-soaked floors of the shrine and continue ritual.  by Asad Hashim & Alia Chughtai Islamabad and Karachi – Sufi devotees have returned to their shrine in Pakistan’s southern Sindh province less than a day after it was targeted in a suicide attack, in defiance of ISIL which claimed the bombing. …

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Here’s why Sufi tradition is attacked in Pakistan

By Ghulam Rasool Dehlvi In an article published in The Guardian dated, 23 October 2014, Jason Webster explained how Sufism runs as ‘a natural antidote to fanaticism’. Sufism-inspired discourses on peacemaking and counter-extremism and deradicalisation have created interesting debates, enlarging the ambit of modern approaches to peace, pluralism and non-violence. Obviously, a Sufi is not much of a social scientist …

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Craig Considine on Radical Islamism and America

Craig Considine on Radical Islamism and America

By Dr. Craig Considine President Trump tweeted yesterday that “The threat from radical Islamic terrorism is very real, just look at what is happening in Europe and the Middle East.” His comment suggests that “radical Islamic terrorism” is the greatest threat to the United States and that his administration will take steps to eradicate this danger from the world. The tweet should not …

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Quebec cardinal pledges solidarity, prayer for victims of mosque attack

Quebec City, Canada, (CNA/EWTN News).- The deadly mosque attack in Quebec on Sunday prompted massive grief from the city’s cardinal, and pledges to support the victims and their families. Whether we are Christians or not, an act of violence such as that experienced at the Great Mosque of Quebec touches us all, Cardinal Gerald Cyprien Lacroix of Quebec City said …

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Radical Islamism, In Any Form or Fashion, Is Not Compatible With the Pluralistic and Democratic Indian Ethos

By Ghulam Rasool Dehlvi, New Age Islam 21 September 2016 Muslims must not attend the festivals of non-Muslims, said Shamsudheen Fareed, a Salafist Islamist preacher in Malappuram, who has now been charged with hate speech. Last week, the Kasaragod police registered a case against Shamsudheen Fareed, also called Palath, a Salafist preacher associated with a mosque at Pallipram, The Hindu …

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