The Virtual Mosque

Extremism greater threat than terrorism

In February 2012, a leading Pakistani research institute published a report stating that the problem of religious extremism in Pakistan poses a greater threat to the country than does terrorism and examining a series of extremist incidents from September 2010 to September 2011. The 54-page report, titled “Extremism Watch: Mapping Conflict [...]


Sunni Extremism against minorities

PRESSURED by opposition from Pakistan’s religious right, the ruling PML-N in Punjab tried to prevent Kamran Michael, a Christian cabinet member from presenting the provincial budget this summer. They were forced to take back their decision. In Faisalabad, the textile capital, members of the Ahmadi community were listed on flyers that said [...]