religious extremism

Syrian Christians fear Islamist rule if Assad goes


May 15th, 2012 - 4:31 pm ICT by IANS
Damascus, May 15 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Christians living in conflict-torn Syria are afraid their community would fall victim of religious extremism if President Bashar al-Assad's regime collapses and Islamists come to ... Read more...

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Chinese terrorist gets death sentence


March 28th, 2012 - 4:30 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 28 (IANS) The ringleader of a Chinese terrorist group has been sentenced to death, China Daily reported Wednesday.Abdukerim Mamut was found guilty of running a terrorist group, leading ... Read more...

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Man gets death for terror attack in China


March 27th, 2012 - 7:54 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 27 (IANS) A court in western China has sentenced a man to death for organising a terrorist attack in February that left 16 people dead.Abdukerem Mamut was convicted ... Read more...

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More needs to be done in Afghanistan: India to UNSC


March 21st, 2012 - 7:37 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, March 21 (IANS) Although progress made till date in war-torn Afghanistan has been significant, "much more needs to be done" in the country, Hardeep Singh Puri, India's permanent ... Read more...

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China to recruit 8,000 police officers


January 31st, 2012 - 7:13 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Jan 31 (IANS) China will recruit 8,000 police officers to boost security in its western Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, authorities said.Their tasks include patrolling, management of the migrant population ... Read more...

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Tolerance of extremists detrimental to Pakistan: Daily


January 19th, 2012 - 1:03 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 19 (IANS) The Pakistani Taliban killing of a journalist working for an American radio network will have repercussions for the safety of newspersons, said a leading daily ... Read more...

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Islamic hardliners not serious threat in Kerala: Chandy


November 25th, 2011 - 5:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 25 (IANS) There are attempts by Islamic hardliners to radicalise Muslim youths in Kerala, but it is not a "serious situation", says Chief Minister Oommen Chandy."Some attempts ... Read more...

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Communalism is linked to terrorism, says CPI-M


September 10th, 2011 - 8:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 10 (IANS) Terrorism can be successfully fought "only when communalism and extremism are firmly checked", CPI-M general secretary Prakash Karat said Saturday.In a note submitted to the ... Read more...

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Stop flirting with extremism, Dhaka daily tells politicians


April 6th, 2011 - 6:02 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, April 6 (IANS) A prominent Dhaka daily newspaper has urged political parties to take note of "what has happened in Pakistan" and "stop flirting with religious extremism" as ... Read more...

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Lawmaker attacked, 100 buses vandalised in Bangladesh strike (Lead)


April 4th, 2011 - 7:14 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, April 4 (IANS) Islamist activists Monday attacked a lawmaker, vandalised 100 buses and set fire to a petrol pump in Chittagong port city of Bangladesh during a day-long ... Read more...

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Opposition strike in Bangladesh over ‘equal status’ for women


April 4th, 2011 - 3:26 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, April 4 (IANS) Police Monday picked up scores of Islamist activists across Bangladesh as a dawn-to-dusk strike by opposition parties to protest "equal status" for women got under ... Read more...

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Pakistan proud to have n-weapons, says Musharraf


March 26th, 2011 - 2:14 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, March 26 (IANS) Former Pakistani president Pervez Musharraf says the country was "proud" to have nuclear weapons and blamed India for Islamabad resorting to such an armament.While citing ... Read more...

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ISI chief Pasha to get another extension in office, confirms Mukhtar


March 13th, 2011 - 11:37 am ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Mar 13(ANI): Pakistan's Defence Minister Ahmed Mukhtar has confirmed that Lieutenant-General Ahmed Shuja Pasha will get another extension as director general of Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence.Mukhtar stopped short of mentioning the period ... Read more...

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ISI chief Pasha may get another extension in office


March 11th, 2011 - 1:00 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Mar 11(ANI): Lieutenant-General Ahmed Shuja Pasha, the director general of Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence, may get another extension in office.Already on a year-long extension given to him in March 2010 after reaching ... Read more...

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Pakistan spy agency chief may get another extension


March 11th, 2011 - 12:49 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, March 11 (IANS) Pakistan spy chief Lt. General Ahmed Shuja Pasha may get another extension when his present term comes to an end March 18, a media report ... Read more...

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He was last voice of Pakistan’s minorities: Shahbaz Bhatti’s brother (Lead)


March 4th, 2011 - 4:40 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, March 4 (IANS) Peter Bhatti, brother of slain Pakistan minority affairs minister Shahbaz Bhatti, has lamented that extra security for his brother could have saved his life and ... Read more...

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Shahbaz Bhatti could have been saved, says brother


March 4th, 2011 - 1:22 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, March 4 (IANS) Without blaming the Pakistani government, Toronto-based Peter Bhatti, brother of slain Pakistan federal minister for minorities Shahbaz Bhatti, Thursday said extra security for his brother ... Read more...

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Bhatti’s murder “a new low point” in Pak’s struggle against religious extremism: UK


March 3rd, 2011 - 3:03 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 3(ANI): The United Kingdom has said the assassination of Pakistan's Minority Affairs Minister Shahbaz Bhatti "marks a new low point" in the country's struggle against violent religious extremism, and "poses ... Read more...

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Gilani vows “new strategy” to combat religious extremism in Pakistan


March 3rd, 2011 - 12:54 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Mar 3(ANI): In the wake of the assassination of Pakistan's Minorities Affairs Minister Shahbaz Bhatti, Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has said that his government would announce a new strategy ... Read more...

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Australia to unveil new Multiculturalism Policy to tackle racial discrimination


February 16th, 2011 - 6:55 pm ICT by ANI
Canberra, Feb.16 (ANI): The Australian government has set up a new advisory body to champion multiculturalism, in the wake of growing religious extremism and incidents of racism in the country.Last year the ... Read more...

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Pak Army-funded TV drama depicts heroism of Taliban-fighting soldiers


February 10th, 2011 - 6:01 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Feb 10(ANI): Emotive tales of Pakistan's Taliban-fighting soldiers are being aired on television in an army-funded drama that casts the war on terror in a positive light.The multimillion-dollar drama is ... Read more...

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For India’s Muslims, Vastanvi has got it right (Comment)


February 1st, 2011 - 12:18 pm ICT by IANS
By Mahendra Ved The controversy surrounding Maulana Ghulam Mohammed Vastanvi, elected as vice chancellor of Darul Uloom in Deoband, a leading school of Islamic theology with followers across the world, would need ... Read more...

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How sad?


January 23rd, 2011 - 3:44 pm ICT by ANI
By Dr Shabir ChoudhryLondon, Jan.23 (ANI): How sad, those who want to empower people and speak for rights of all people of Jammu and Kashmir are accused of being pro India; ... Read more...

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Zardari may get special US guards for security in backdrop of Taseer’s assassination


January 19th, 2011 - 4:29 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Jan 19(ANI): In the aftermath of Pakistan Punjab Governor Salmaan Taseer's assassination by his own police guard, a proposal to bring in special security guards from the United States for President ... Read more...

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Pakistan considering US guards for Zardari


January 19th, 2011 - 3:52 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 19 (IANS) Special security guards from the US are now being considered for Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari following the assassination of Punjab Governor Salman Taseer by one of his ... Read more...

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US commends Dhaka’s fight against terror


January 18th, 2011 - 12:48 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Jan 18 (IANS) US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has commended Bangladesh's fight against terrorism and religious extremism during a telephone call to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.Praise for the government ... Read more...

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Pak Army-funded TV drama to depict heroism of Taliban-fighting soldiers


January 17th, 2011 - 5:58 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Jan 17(ANI): Emotive tales of Pakistan's Taliban-fighting soldiers will air on television in an army-funded drama that casts the war on terror in a positive light.The multimillion-dollar drama will be ... Read more...

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Free media main pillar of Pak Govt’s policy: Gilani


January 17th, 2011 - 4:33 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Jan 17(ANI): A free and robust media is the main pillar of the Pakistan Government's media policy, Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani has said."Free media is a deterrent against ... Read more...

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Peace Mumbai, Indian Muslim intellectuals condemn Taseer’s killing


January 9th, 2011 - 3:23 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Jan 9 (ANI): 'Peace Mumbai' activists and Indian Muslim intellectuals have strongly condemned the brutal assassination of Punjab Governor Salmaan Taseer and expressed their apprehensions over growing religious intolerance in Pakistan. ... Read more...

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Peace Mumbai condemns Salman Taseer killing


January 8th, 2011 - 5:24 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Jan 8 (IANS) India-Pakistan friendship activists here Saturday strongly condemned the assassination of Salman Taseer, governor of Pakistan's Punjab Province. In a statement, Peace Mumbai said: "Taseer was shot dead by ... Read more...

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Death of a liberal: Pakistan’s decline continues (Comment)


January 8th, 2011 - 11:47 am ICT by IANS
By Amulya Ganguli The Islamic fanaticism nurtured by powerful sections of the Pakistani establishment has begun devouring the country itself. The original purpose of encouraging and using such psychotic elements against India ... Read more...

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Most of French, Germans consider Islam ‘a threat’ to national identity: Poll


January 7th, 2011 - 1:19 pm ICT by ANI
Paris, Jan 7 (ANI): Almost half of the French and German populations considers Islam 'a threat' to national identity, according to new Media poll.The Mail Online quoted the poll conducted by ... Read more...

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Assassinated Pak Punjab Governor laid to rest in Lahore


January 5th, 2011 - 5:48 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Jan 5(ANI): Pakistan Punjab Governor Salman Taseer, who was assassinated on Tuesday, was laid to rest at the Cavalry Ground graveyard in Lahore today.Taseer's funeral prayer was held amid tight ... Read more...

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How to run snitches inside a terrorist group


December 26th, 2010 - 11:35 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 26 (ANI): What's the best way to penetrate a terrorist organisation? Think as they do - pick out the outcasts and prey on their anxieties.The Naval Criminal Investigative Service created ... Read more...

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US cable praises India’s secular society


December 18th, 2010 - 4:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/London, Dec 18 (IANS) A diplomatic cable sent by the US embassy here to Washington says America can learn a lot from the Indians' tolerance for all faiths, according to whistleblowing ... Read more...

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