The IS is a manifestation of the intellectual bankruptcy of the Muslim ruling elites.
Muhammad Amir Rana
The ideological challenge posed by extremists is far too complex to be dealt with through fatwas alone.
Success requires consensus amongst us and cooperation with our neighbours.
It is clear that the state lacks a clear, comprehensive deradicalisation policy.
Straightening out over a century of confusion around the Salafist movement
People are becoming more sensitive about their religious and sectarian identity.
How can a party rebrand its image and completely disconnect with its past?
Most analysts agree that a heightened level of extremism has become the new normal in society.
Terrorists consider the police as protectors of the power elites.
No counterterrorism strategy can work without civilian and military collaboration.
How should the state neutralise groups that once served a strategic purpose?
Our social and political elite has to grow out of its obsession with ‘South Asianness’.
A flawed threat perception does not distinguish between a religious scholar and a sectarian leader.
Tracking the rise of the militant group that holds parts of the Middle East hostage
Old solutions are only making the effort to regulate religious schools more complex.
The government has not seriously attempted to take internal security policy completely into its own hands.
A complete evaluation of Operation Zarb-i-Azb’s impact and sustainability will take time.
Hazem Kandil’s book offers an analysis of the various facets of the Muslim Brotherhood movement
A state that has tried to use religion for national identity has had its agenda hijacked.
Internal security reforms should be the priority of any CVE initiative.