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PostPosted: Wed Nov 18, 2015 5:31 pm    Post subject: Radicalization in Religions Reply with quote

Ya Ali madad.
If this topic is permitted in this forum.
I have own views,observations and opinion to reduce n eradicate it.
Before that I wish all member to to stimulate their mind to screaming headlines of news on press,media n web.
It is time to come out of student level search n copy paste.
Each can give its view how it can be diminished n eradicated.
Evaluate the reality of the present n give futuristic redressal.
I will only post after all have chipped in.
Any member who does not wish to post n feel comfortable in copy paste of the past must say that its believes in other's thinking ages old n does not have a thinking mind of it's own to address the stark reality of today.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 18, 2015 7:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This topic has been moved from the Ismaili Doctrine thread to the current issue thread.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 19, 2015 10:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There is an interesting article about radicalization of French Muslims at:

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/11/19/opinion/to-stop-radicalization-the-french-need-more-fraternite.html?emc=edit_ty_20151119&nl=opinion&nlid=71987722

I have posted it in another thread as well.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 26, 2015 1:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ya Ali madad:
I have been reading paper n hearing in TV on this topic.
A line which caught my eye was from a Noted Spanish scholar that.
'Saudi Arabia is a neat ISIL ( read as Devil ) with smarter clothing.
More to follow.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 08, 2015 12:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

How ISIS Makes Radicals

After the terrorist attack in San Bernardino, some people’s minds flew to the materialistic element of the atrocity — the guns that were used in the killing. But the crucial issue, it seems to me, is what you might call the technology of persuasion — how is it that the Islamic State is able to radicalize a couple living in Redlands, Calif.? What psychological tools does it possess that enable it to wield this far-flung influence?

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http://www.nytimes.com/2015/12/08/opinion/how-isis-makes-radicals.html?ribbon-ad-idx=3&rref=opinion&module=Ribbon&version=context&region=Header&action=click&contentCollection=Opinion&pgtype=article

U.S. Strategy Seeks to Avoid ISIS Prophecy

It’s a very powerful and emotional narrative. It gives the potential recruit and the actual fighters the feeling that not only are they part of the elite, they are also part of the final battle.”

The Islamic State’s propaganda is rife with references to apocalyptic prophecy about the last great battle that sets the stage for the end times. Terrorism experts say it has become a powerful recruiting tool for the group, also known as ISIS or ISIL, which sells potential fighters on the promise that joining will give them the most direct chance to battle Western interests and will bring ancient Islamic prophecies to fruition.

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/12/08/world/middleeast/us-strategy-seeks-to-avoid-isis-prophecy.html?emc=edit_th_20151208&nl=todaysheadlines&nlid=71987722

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Is Saudi Arabia a Unique Generator of Extremism?

http://www.nytimes.com/roomfordebate/2015/12/08/is-saudi-arabia-a-unique-generator-of-extremism?ref=opinion
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 08, 2015 7:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ya ALI Madad.
Lot is written on this subject.
This has resulted in dynamic change in government of important countries which could have direct impact on Muslim with intolerance and acts from new government which can affect us also.
As seen in India an anti Muslim sentiment party has come into power.
In same way changes are foreseen in France,USA and Germany all coming to power on anti Muslim sentiments. This a VERY DANGEROUS TREND .
The whole of Ummah destiny is in disray.
One can never tell one day that USA n Russia will join hands and end almost all lives of a country where this brand is exported ,they may spare the two holy cities as a grace.
NAA RAHEGA BAANS
AUR NAA BAJENGI BAANSURI.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 11, 2015 1:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Return of History

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/12/11/opinion/the-return-of-history.html?emc=edit_th_20151211&nl=todaysheadlines&nlid=71987722

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"That the Islamic State has made violent use of history shouldn’t come as a surprise. Perhaps more surprising is that in all those places where a modern nation has been grafted onto an ancient culture, history has returned with a vengeance. From Confucian China to Buddhist Myanmar to Hindu India, history has become the source of a fierce new conservatism that is being used to curb freedoms of women and stoke hatred of minorities. As the ultimate source of legitimacy, history has become a way for modernizing societies to procure the trappings of modernity while guarding themselves from its values."

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"Islam, with its rich textual history and detailed recordings of the life and times of the Prophet Muhammad, offers the faithful an especially aggressive blueprint for turning the past into a weapon against the present. But the return of history is not specific to Islam. All over the old world, the spread of modernity and the wearing down of tradition have led to a frantic need to repossess the past. But this act of reclamation, through an ever-closer adherence to text without context, does not give back what was lost. It creates something radical and new — and dangerous."
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 14, 2015 12:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Rise of Hate Search

HOURS after the massacre in San Bernardino, Calif., on Dec. 2, and minutes after the media first reported that at least one of the shooters had a Muslim-sounding name, a disturbing number of Californians had decided what they wanted to do with Muslims: kill them.

The top Google search in California with the word “Muslims” in it was “kill Muslims.” And the rest of America searched for the phrase “kill Muslims” with about the same frequency that they searched for “martini recipe,” “migraine symptoms” and “Cowboys roster.”

People often have vicious thoughts. Sometimes they share them on Google. Do these thoughts matter?

Yes. Using weekly data from 2004 to 2013, we found a direct correlation between anti-Muslim searches and anti-Muslim hate crimes.

We measured Islamophobic sentiment by using common Google searches that imply hateful attitudes toward Muslims. A search for “are all Muslims terrorists?” for example leaves little to the imagination about what the searcher really thinks. Searches for “I hate Muslims” are even clearer.

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http://www.nytimes.com/2015/12/13/opinion/sunday/the-rise-of-hate-search.html?emc=edit_th_20151213&nl=todaysheadlines&nlid=71987722
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A Medieval Antidote to ISIS

ISTANBUL — THE recent massacres in Paris and San Bernardino, Calif., demonstrated, once again, the so-called Islamic State’s ability to win over disaffected Muslims. Using a mixture of textual literalism and self-righteous certainty, the extremist group is able to persuade young men and women from Pakistan to Belgium to pledge allegiance to it and commit violence in its name.

This is why the Islamic State’s religious ideology needs to be taken seriously. While it’s wrong to claim that the group’s thinking represents mainstream Islam, as Islamophobes so often do, it’s also wrong to pretend that the Islamic State has “nothing to do with Islam,” as many Islamophobia-wary Muslims like to say. Indeed, jihadist leaders are steeped in Islamic thought and teachings, even if they use their knowledge to perverse and brutal ends.

A good place to start understanding the Islamic State’s doctrine is by reading Dabiq, the digital English-language magazine that the group puts out every month. One of the most striking pieces I have seen in it was an 18-page article in March titled “Irja’: The Most Dangerous Bid’ah,” or heresy.

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http://www.nytimes.com/2015/12/21/opinion/a-medieval-antidote-to-isis.html?ref=opinion
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 21, 2015 11:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Soft Power of Militant Jihad

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/12/20/opinion/sunday/militant-jihads-softer-side.html?emc=edit_ty_20151221&nl=opinion&nlid=71987722&_r=0

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"Why have tens of thousands of people from around the world chosen to live under the Islamic State’s draconian rule and fight under its black flag? To understand this phenomenon, we must recognize that the world of radical Islam is not just death and destruction. It also encompasses fashion, music, poetry, dream interpretation. In short, jihadism offers its adherents a rich cultural universe in which they can immerse themselves."
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 24, 2015 11:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ya ALI Madad.
Just been reading papers n watching new.
The effect of radicalization, conflict and sectarian violence has led almost 6 million shariatis displaced.
The year 2015 looks like a small beginning for future.
A country claiming to be religious n moral authority over Muslim .who has not only spread wahabi brand of Islam but found to be chief instigator n financer of abettot n actors for this hhuge human crises.
It says that they have utmost concern for every Shariati.
Till now they have not willing to take even ONE refugee In distress.it has large area,wealth and temporary ready campsto house millions during hajj.
What Ideals are they following of an entity? or is it DEVIL?
UNO and world to should take serious note of n curtail it oil exports to 33.3% of current level which is more than enough for local citizens or be bombed by righteous nation to fall in line.
Within Two week.80% of this will end in Muslim countries.
This world is clash if ignorance.
If notthen God will act but in it's own sweet time.
Their income will be down 62% over 2014 ,next year and bankruptcy in few decades.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 01, 2016 11:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ISIS’ War on Christmas

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To celebrate a birthday, even that of a prophet, is to accept the existence of Time, whereas Islamists fantasize about eternity. In their eyes, Time itself is a crime, because it is a departure from original Islam. Thus restoration is the Islamists’ second foundational myth. Their goal is to return to the beginning of Time, to T=0. To the moment of Revelation, when the prophet was still alive and God was so close to his ear. To the moment when Islam had not yet been soiled, to before it was contaminated by History and “Fitna,” the first Muslim civil wars, which followed the death of Muhammad.

This quest for purity also explains Islamists’ relation to physical space. In addition to wanting to conquer territory, the Islamic State seeks to negate and destroy any evidence of the passing of time, such as monuments and ruins, in Palmyra and elsewhere. It tries to extend the desert’s domain: to replace walls with sand, to flatten out landscape, to return to a vacuum so as to start history all over again.

The purification myth is not the exclusive purview of Salafists. It also runs through other utopian and totalitarian movements, as well as some of the Islamists’ enemies, like the far-right political parties of today. All of them share the same fantasy of returning to some (imagined) original state of purity.

The far right in France, for example, wants to go back to “la souche,” its roots, and restore the land of its Gallic ancestors to what it was before immigrants, the Stranger, flooded in. Like the Islamists, it glorifies geography and negates Time.

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/01/02/opinion/isis-war-on-christmas.html?ribbon-ad-idx=3&rref=opinion&module=Ribbon&version=origin&region=Header&action=click&contentCollection=Opinion&pgtype=article
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 06, 2016 2:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

How a prophecy can help us better understand Islamic State

http://www.msn.com/en-ca/news/world/how-a-prophecy-can-help-us-better-understand-islamic-state/ar-AAglkI6?li=AAggFp5&ocid=mailsignoutmd

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Q: What draws Islamic State’s recruits?

A: The locals, some of them just want to draw a pay cheque. They live in a war zone. There are not many jobs. Others feel compelled. The foreigners are more ideologically motivated. That’s not to say the foreigners are well versed in scripture. It’s just to say that their imaginations are fired by the project that the Islamic State is engaged in, which is the return of the caliphate.

Q: How much of the appeal is the violence and gore?

A: The violence is off-putting to most people, Muslim and non-Muslim. But it does have the benefit in Islamic State’s perception of attracting people who are in to that kind of violence. The Islamic State is waging a brutal insurgency. So burning the pilot alive or decapitating people—they want young men and women who are excited about these acts of violence to come and join their enterprise.

Q: How much of a boost did the apocalyptic narrative on which Islamic State feeds get from the 2003 U.S.-led invasion of Iraq?

A: It was the U.S. invasion the really spurred interest among general Sunnis in the End Times, because they could see there was a cataclysm in the region where prophecy said there would be a cataclysm. I don’t think it’s any accident that the group that has been the most apocalyptic in its thinking, Islamic State, was born out of that conflict.
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The Right-Wing Attack on India’s Universities

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That was why he’d been fired. “Ideologically, I am at the opposite extreme to the people who are at present in power,” he said. “These people not only cannot tolerate any dissent; they don’t even tolerate disagreement. They want everybody who disagrees with them out of this campus.” Mr. Pandey was referring to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Bharatiya Janata Party and — more to the point — the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh, the B.J.P.’s cultural fountainhead.

The R.S.S., a Hindu nationalist organization, was founded in 1925 as a muscular alternative to Mahatma Gandhi’s freedom movement. Its founder admired Adolf Hitler, and in 1948 the organization was blamed for indirectly inspiring Gandhi’s assassination. The B.J.P. has not always had an easy relationship with the R.S.S. With its fanciful ideas of Hindu purity and its sweeping range of prejudices, the organization is dangerously out of step with the realities of India’s political landscape. When the B.J.P. wants to win an election, it usually distances itself from the R.S.S.’s cultural agenda.

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http://www.nytimes.com/2016/01/28/opinion/the-right-wing-attack-on-indias-universities.html?emc=edit_ty_20160127&nl=opinion&nlid=45305309

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Suicide on an Indian Campus

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Dalit students face pervasive discrimination from higher-caste fellow students, faculty members and administrators. In Mr. Vemula’s case — if press reports are true — heavy hands at the highest reaches of India’s government helped push him over the edge of despair by foreclosing his chance at a better future. “My birth is my fatal accident,” Mr. Vemula wrote in his suicide letter.

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/01/28/opinion/suicide-on-an-indian-campus.html?emc=edit_ty_20160127&nl=opinion&nlid=45305309
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