Islam

16. Jan 2013

Iqbal’s Pakistan! – The Country Ahead?

culture, InFocus, Islam, nationalism, Pakistan

                                                                                                 The term ‘Iqbal’s Pakistan’ is frequently used […]

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20. Nov 2012

Pakistan: a consolidated democracy?

democracy, Elections, government, Human rights, InFocus, Islam, Pakistan, terrorism

Intervention at a conference arranged by South Asia Democratic Forum on the occasion of the UN Human Rights Council’s periodic review of  “Pakistan”, Palais des Nations, Geneva, October 30, 2012. by Stig Toft Madsen Senior Research Fellow NIAS – Nordic Institute of Asian Studies This intervention will cover the period from the return of Benazir […]

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6. Jan 2011

The assassination of the Punjab Governor by Ishtiaq Ahmed

InFocus, Islam, Law, Pakistan

January 6,
2011 

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29. Sep 2010

Danish media and Pakistani Islam by Uzma Rehman

InFocus, Islam, Pakistan

Which
Pakistani Islam do you know about? The answer to this question would most
likely depend on the kind of news and information about Pakistan that has reached the majority of people
in Denmark
through the print and electronic media during the past decade i.e. especially
after 11 September 2001. However, this is how it is in most modern societies
where information about the world reaches us through the media. Only those few
who venture out to distant geographical areas are themselves able to experience
the ground reality of these societies.

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23. Feb 2009

Rohingyas – the forgotten people of Burma turning up on Thailand´s paradise beaches

development, InFocus, Islam, refugees, Thailand

Martin Gemzell,
Asia Program Manager
Olof Palme International Center

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19. Dec 2008

Towards a better understanding

InFocus, Islam, Malaysia, Pakistan, Singapore

Timo Kivimäki, Senior Researcher, NIAS and Gerald Jackson, Editor in Chief, NIAS Press

In the West, Islam is often presented in a very simplified manner (much as the West is interpreted in simplified terms in many parts of the Islamic world). This is no surprise but in fact is typical in situations where there is tension between two parties.

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