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How to Convert a Terrorist in Three Grades or Less

Jeffrey E. Stern | Posted 02.04.2017 | Home
Jeffrey E. Stern

There was a child we will call Meena. She lived in Pakistan. She was a child of energy and initiative. She was six years old when she attempted her first terrorist attack.

Who Is Killing Pakistan's Shias?

Malik Siraj Akbar | Posted 10.26.2016 | Home
Malik Siraj Akbar

The recent attacks, especially the one in Jacobabad, should not solely be taken as a continuation of the past attacks on the Shias. It is the harbinger of a much larger problem that has been brewing for several years and has now come of age.

Secularism Is Pakistan's Way Out to End Sectarian Violence

Malik Siraj Akbar | Posted 05.13.2016 | Home
Malik Siraj Akbar

The way forward for Pakistan is detaching the state from religion. Official patronage of religion at school or any other level should stop and there should be more emphasis on civic education. The State should have no business with religion.

Pakistan Arrests Suspect In Murder Of WSJ Reporter Daniel Pearl

Reuters | Posted 05.18.2013 | Media

ISLAMABAD, March 19 (Reuters) - Pakistan has arrested a former militant leader in connection with the 2002 murder of Wall Street Journal reporter Da...

Pakistan's War Against Human Rights Watch

Malik Siraj Akbar | Posted 04.06.2013 | Home
Malik Siraj Akbar

Reports issued by H.R.W. and other human rights groups are professional analyses of different countries. It is absolutely irresponsible and unethical to respond to such criticism with personal attacks on individual professionals affiliated with these organizations.

Killing Shiites

Shahid Mahmood | Posted 03.25.2013 | Religion
Shahid Mahmood

Only when a person believes in the plurality of life will it become normal to condemn violence. Still, Sunni clerics routinely condemn minority groups, like Shiites, who think differently.

Post-war Withdrawal Quandaries Challenge Media Analysis

David Tereshchuk | Posted 02.06.2012 | Media
David Tereshchuk

With the longest war in American history, and the third longest, now both in sight of ending, US media are scattered ... you might say confused and conflicted ... in assessing what happens next.

Life Is a Painful Wait Until the Next Attack for One Minority Group in Pakistan

Ahmad Shuja | Posted 12.07.2011 | Home
Ahmad Shuja

While sectarian violence by its very nature is discriminatory, the attackers in Quetta have gone the extra step: Buses are stopped and the Shia of Hazara ethnicity are identified, lined up and shot in cold blood.