The religious extremism is imposed upon us since the inception of pakistan our leaders play their role to use the islam as an easy way to gain the political. The disclosure that uk police believe three of the london bombers were of pakistani descent raises questions again about the rise of extremism within pakistan, writes bernard gabony. Their rivalry has turned punjab, pakistan's most populous and politically influential province, into a hotbed of sectarian violence, until then president pervez musharraf banned the two organisations under his policy to eliminate islamic extremism in pakistan.
Tackling extremism is a political minefield in pakistan, where politicians openly consort with leaders of banned militant groups and sympathy exists within the security forces and civil . With east pakistan gone, pakistan lost much of its religious diversity under pressure from the religious parties, zulfikar ali bhutto, who assumed power after the east pakistan debacle, agreed to declare islam the state religion of pakistan in the constitution of 1973. ‘extremism is defined in pakistan in a number of ways, mainly in political, religious and social contexts a lack of consensus even on definitions make it difficult to arrive at a comprehensive understanding of the phenomenon,. I believe pakistan’s biggest problem is religious extremism and not corruption it has become widespread in our society and unfortunately it is only increasing.
Freedom of religion in pakistan is guaranteed by the constitution of pakistan for individuals of various religions and religious sects pakistan gained independence in 1947 and was founded upon the concept of two-nation theory at the time of pakistan's creation the 'hostage theory' had been espoused. Extremism in pakistan understanding the phenomenon of religious terrorism in pakistan pakistan has ended up as a target for the taliban and al qaeda forces through a strange spiral of events which were triggered after 9/11. Religious politics in pakistan has moved away from pan-islamism to narrow sectarianism with the entry of new religious-political groups by abdul basit with the rise of barelvi, a sub-sect of sunni hanafi islam, extremist groups in pakistan, the country’s drift into extremism comes full circle. Pakistan is known in the western world as a home for religious extremism, for osama bin laden and the taliban radicalism has been on the rise since the end of the afghan-soviet war to this day it is normally said that it is important to understand the role of allah, the army and america to understand the rise of extremism in pakistan. Since its inception in 1947, pakistan has made a deliberate and conscious decision to use religious identity as a tool to further its national security interests although a religious identity, if not exclusionary and fanatic, may not be a problem, the pakistani version is intolerant, extreme and murderous.
President musharraf has rightly said that the greatest danger to pakistan comes not from without but from within,in the form of religious extremism and sectarianismsuggest measures to control and curb this menace sectarian violence and religious exterimism is an unpredicatable menacehistory is . In recent decades, muslim societies have been awash with extremism and terrorism in the name of religion while the process and nature of radicalisation in most muslim countries has had glaring . Religious extremism in pakistan 1 religious extremism in pakistan 2 the problem: religious extremism in pakistan description of the problem: a usually religious movement or point of view characterized by a return to fundamental principles, by rigid adherence to those principles, and often by intolerance of other views and opposition to sec.
Dynamics of religious extremism in pakistan 71 extremism and theory of social constructivism due to extremism many problems have been arising in pakistan. In recent years the counterterrorism field has increasingly defined its work as countering violent extremism (cve), described by daniel benjamin, coordinator of the state department's office of counterterrorism as efforts to stop those most at risk of radicalization from becoming terrorists by providing the means to undercut the ideological and rhetorical narratives which drive violent extremism. 6 facts about religious hostilities in the middle east and north africa in 2014, the median level of religious hostilities in the middle east and north africa reached a level four times that of the global median. Working with selected religious communities in pakistan in the last two years, pakistan has shifted its approach to countering terrorism and violent religious extremism, as outlined by the 2015 national action plan (nap) the nap outlines top policy priorities and weaves together both hard and soft power strategies.
In the wake of a major terrorist attack on a sufi shrine in pakistan earlier this year, zahid shahab ahmed discusses the way ahead for countering violent religious extremism in the country acts of terrorism in pakistan have decreased significantly in the past couple of years, but the rise in violent extremism is alarming. In 1947 pakistan was created after being partitioned from the country of india a predominantly muslim country located in southern asia it has had a history rife with terrorism and religious extremism. Understanding the phenomenon of religious terrorism in pakistan pakistan has ended up as a target for the taliban and al qaeda forces through a strange spiral of events which were triggered after 9/11.
Lahore religious extremism – reasons and remedies by lt cdr saqib hasan pn 2011-2012 1 thesis statement (religious extremism-reasons and remedies). Religious extremism is on the rise in balochistan several factors are driving this, but undoubtedly one concerns balochistan’s northern regions, specifically zhob district, which adjoins the federally administered tribal areas (fata). Pakistan’s religious minorities have often been the target of religiously-motivated attacks and persecution – these have risen in tandem with religious extremism in the country discrimination, harassment and violence have been directed against all religious minorities, including ahmadis, christians, shia muslims, sikhs, hindus, parsis and .