Journal abstract In this research note we employ the work of Wiktorowicz who suggests that persons who are knowledgeable of Islam may be more capable of critically evaluating the claims[…]
Journal abstract This article on drone strikes in Pakistan offers a distinctive empirical case study for critical scholarship of counterterrorism. By asking how cosmopolitanism has developed through UK news discourse,[…]
Publisher’s description: Most contemporary journalistic and scholarly accounts of the instability gripping Afghanistan and Pakistan have argued that violent Islamic extremism, including support for the Taliban and related groups, is[…]
Publisher’s description: This book explains the origins and nature of terrorism in Pakistan and examines the social, political and economic factors that have contributed to the rise of political violence[…]
Focusing on developments in South Waziristan and arguing that there the Taliban is a movement of the young, poor, and those belonging to minor lineages or powerless tribes against tribal elders, the Political Agent appointed by the Government of Pakistan, and also against the so-called â€œmafia of maliks, transporters and traffickersâ€.
Extends the argument that in order to understand the Taliban we need to go beyond the stereotyped images of Pashtun exceptionalism and Islamic fanaticism to look at socio-economic class and imperialism.
This work is valuable because it demonstrates how contemporary Islamists have departed from Jinnah’s original vision for Pakistan and the legacy he left behind.
This is an important book for anyone who wishes to understand the role of Islam on the North-West Frontier of Pakistan.
This book is a must read for anyone wishing to know more about the contemporary Taliban movement and why it is as it is.