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The Caravan: Forfeiting the Future

Author: Manan Ahmed

Manan Ahmed argues that violence over attempts to remove Pakistan's blasphemy laws reveal less about the crass “Islamisation” of the Pakistani public, and more about an entrenched political program that routinely marshals potent symbols against critical voices.

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Sharia and Militancy

Author: Toni Johnson

Experts say Islamic law, or sharia, holds wide appeal for Muslim populations in many countries and is beginning to spread via democratic means, but it is also being used as a tool of Islamic militancy and extremism.

See more in Religion; Middle East and North Africa