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Keyword: Pakistan's Islamic Movement

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Main Stories

Lal Masjid affair increases anger with Musharraf and exposes weakness of Pakistan’s Islamic movement

Zafar Bangash

Rajab 17, 14282007-08-01

After years of precariously trying to balance the conflicting political demands of his American masters and Pakistan’s Muslim people, events in the last month appear to have pushed Pakistani dictator General Perwez Musharraf (pic) to the verge of being toppled. On July 26, news emerged that fellow generals had advised Musharraf to make a “graceful exit” from power.

Special Reports

The broader context of the confrontation between the Lal Masjid and the Pakistan government

Perwez Shafi

Rajab 17, 14282007-08-01

The siege at the Lal Masjid in Islamabad, which ended with a massacre of its occupants on July 10-11, has been widely portrayed as part of a global war between pro-Western moderation and extremist terrorism. Here, DR PERWEZ SHAFI of the Institute of Contemporary Islamic Thought (ICIT) locates it more accurately in the context of a different historical trajectory.

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