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Pakistan: A Conducive Setting for Islamist Violence Against Ahmadis

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Faith-Based Violence and Deobandi Militancy in Pakistan

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In “Pakistan: A Conducive Setting for Islamist Violence against Ahmadis”, Fatima Z. Rahman argues that Ahmadis continue to face persecution and violence, which dates back to Pakistan’s independence. She argues that Islamist groups inspired by Deobandi theology, who are against other religious minorities, are largely responsible for perpetrating the violence against Ahmadis. Rahman argues that Ahmadis are particularly easy and vulnerable targets of Islamist terrorism because of enabling conditions created by the state’s sanctioning of persecution as well as public opinion strongly prejudiced against Ahmadis.

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Rahman, F.Z. (2016). Pakistan: A Conducive Setting for Islamist Violence Against Ahmadis. In: Syed, J., Pio, E., Kamran, T., Zaidi, A. (eds) Faith-Based Violence and Deobandi Militancy in Pakistan. Palgrave Macmillan, London. https://doi.org/10.1057/978-1-349-94966-3_8

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