Research Papers

Execution and Conviction of Terrorists: A Comparative Analysis of Military versus Civilian Courts in Pakistan

By M Suleman Shahid
Jun 17, 2015
On December 16, 2014, terrorists attacked the Army Public School Peshawar, as a result of which 149 people – mostly school children and teaching staff – were martyred. The shock of this horrific incident was felt in the entire world, and compelled the civilian and military leadership of the country to take every possible action to dismantle this menace permanently. Read more..

Contemporary Extremism in Islam: A British Context

By A H Baker
Dec 16, 2012
Historical and Ideological origins of violent extremism in Islam. There is a need to further develop academic discourse around what actually constitutes extremism in Islam in view of the government’s continuing conflation of non-extremist entities with either violent or non-violent extremism. The government appears to have relied upon evidence and advice which apparently lacks sufficient academic rigour upon which to develop a tailored but comprehensive policy that effectively addresses the phenomenon of religious extremism. That is not all.  Read more..

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