Faith-Based Violence and Deobandi Militancy in Pakistan

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Jawad Syed, Edwina Pio, Tahir Kamran, Abbas Zaidi
Springer, Nov 9, 2016 - Political Science - 546 pages
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This book documents and highlights the Deobandi dimension of extremism and its implications for faith-based violence and terrorism. This dimension of radical Islam remains largely ignored or misunderstood in mainstream media and academic scholarship. The book addresses this gap. It also covers the Deobandi diaspora in the West and other countries and the role of its radical elements in transnational incidents of violence and terrorism. The specific identification of the radical Deobandi and Salafi identity of militants is useful to isolate them from the majority of peaceful Sunni and Shia Muslims. Such identification provides direction to governmental resources so they focus on those outfits, mosques, madrassas, charities, media and social medial channels that are associated with these ideologies. This book comes along at a time when there is a dire need for alternative and contextual discourses on terrorism.


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Introduction An Alternative Discourse on Religious Militancy
Could Pakistan Have Remained Pluralistic?
The Genesis Evolution and Impact of Deobandi Islam on the Punjab An Overview
Covering FaithBased Violence Structure and Semantics of News Reporting in Pakistan
Historical Roots of the Deobandi Version of Jihadism and Its Implications for Violence in Todays Pakistan
Experiences of Female Victims of FaithBased Violence in Pakistan
Marked by the Cross The Persecution of Christians in Pakistan
Pakistan A Conducive Setting for Islamist Violence Against Ahmadis
The IntraSunni Conflicts in Pakistan
Genealogical Sociology of Sectarianism A Case Study of SipaheSahaba Pakistan
Islamization and Barelvis in Pakistan
Fighting the Takfiris Building an Inclusive American Muslim Community by Countering AntiShia Rhetoric in the USA
The Othering of the Ahmadiyya Community in Bangladesh
Hidden in Plain Sight Deobandis Islamism and British Multiculturalism Policy
Violence and the Deobandi Movement
Pakistans Counterterrorism Strategy A Critical Overview

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Jawad Syed, PhD, is Professor of Organisational Behaviour and Diversity Management at the University of Huddersfield, UK. He is the founder and co-director of the Global Centre for Equality and Human Rights (GCEHR), UK. He is also a programme chair of the Gender, Race and Diversity in Organisations SIG of the European Academy of Management.

Edwina Pio (PhD, BEd, MNZAC) is Professor of Diversity at the Business & Law School, Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand, and is Visiting Professor at Boston College, USA. She is co-director of the Global Centre for Equality and Human Rights (GCEHR), UK.

Tahir Kamran, PhD, is Professor and Head of the Department of History at Government College University Lahore, Pakistan, where he founded the biannual journal The Historian. From 2013-2015, he was Iqbal Fellow at the University of Cambridge, UK, as Professor in the Centre of South Asian Studies.

Abbas Zaidi is Tutor in Media Studies at the School of the Arts & Media, University of New South Wales, Australia. He has worked as a journalist and teacher in Pakistan, Brunei Darussalam, and Australia.

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