FREE ELECTRONIC LIBRARY - Thesis, dissertations, books

Pages:     | 1 |   ...   | 3 | 4 ||


-- [ Page 5 ] --

it's limited to some of the most extremist groups which happen to be of this Deobandi persuasion. And one of the elements of Deobandism, which comes from a school of thought which emerged out of the Raj in India, one of the strongest elements there is a hostility toward the Shiia branch of Islam. And what is going on today, I think it's one of the most serious challenges facing the Musharraf government, a military-led government, in many respects, that cannot control this kind of violence which is taking place, some of it being fueled from the outside, but a great deal of it having internal origin as well.

–  –  –

grappling with right now and it is one of the really corrosive elements in the country that has to be, I think, faced in a far more vigorous way than the government is prepared to do at this time. Because if it really goes after these elements, many of which are jihadi elements, it's going to be stepping on some groups that it has indeed patronized over the last decade.

–  –  –

something like 13 million Shiias. It's a large population. Iran is a very defined selfconsciously Shiia nation, and it has borders with Pakistan. And there's a long history of synthesis, getting on with each other, harmony, but also conflict. So you need to put that in context.

–  –  –

dominated government and there are concerns also about this Shiia crescent that may go as far as Beirut or Damascus. Does that resonate at all in that conflict in Pakistan?

–  –  –

journalists who are thinking of a Shiia crescent and so on. Don't take that too seriously.

Even the Shiia government in Iraq will have problems in trying to create that kind of a crescent. A Suni crescent, yes; not a Shiia crescent.


Pages:     | 1 |   ...   | 3 | 4 ||

Similar works:

«THE KINDEST PEOPLE WHO DO GOOD DEEDS, VOLUME 6: 250 ANECDOTES Dedicated with love and respect to Randy Jones “A hero is no braver than an ordinary man, but he is brave for five minutes longer.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson “We can’t all be heroes because somebody’s got to sit on the curb and clap as they go by.” — Will Rogers SMASHWORDS EDITION Thank you for downloading this free ebook. You are welcome to share it with your friends. This book may be reproduced, copied and distributed...»

«THE EFFECTS OF STORAGE AND DISPLAY MATERIALS ON MUSEUM OBJECTS Many materials that may seem suitable for storage or display purposes can cause serious damage to museum collections. They can cause corrosion, discolouration or deterioration of objects, either because they give off harmful vapours or because they are in direct contact with the museum object. These processes of corrosion, discolouration and deterioration are sped up by high temperature and/or high humidity levels. Harmful volatile...»

«June 2014 Final Evaluation Report: DNSR Compliance Verification Evaluation of the Directorate of Nuclear Substance Regulation’s Compliance Verification Program Final Evaluation Report Recommended by the Evaluation Committee on 6 June 2014 for approval by the President Approved by the President on 6 June 2014 June 2014 Final Evaluation Report: DNSR Compliance Verification Evaluation of the Directorate of Nuclear Substances Regulation’s Compliance Verification Program Final Evaluation Report...»

«IMPORTANCE OF NATURAL ENEMIES FOR STINK BUG CONTROL John R. Ruberson1, Melissa D. Thompson1, James D. Harwood2 and Kacie J. Athey2 Department of Entomology, University of Georgia, Tifton Department of Entomology, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY Summary Studies were conducted to characterize which predators in cotton and soybeans attack Southern green and Brown stink bugs. It is relatively easy to demonstrate loss of stink bugs in cotton and other crops, but it is far more complex to...»

<<  HOME   |    CONTACTS
2016 www.dis.xlibx.info - Thesis, dissertations, books

Materials of this site are available for review, all rights belong to their respective owners.
If you do not agree with the fact that your material is placed on this site, please, email us, we will within 1-2 business days delete him.