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Pakistani militants resurface stronger than ever

A year after President Pervez Musharraf drew applause from the West for banning militant Islamic groups and announcing a crackdown on their activities, the organizations he sought to dismantle are alive and well, repackaging themselves to promulgate their message and increase their numbers. “America is against Islam. They want to control the resources of the Muslims and enslave us,” declares the lead article in this month’s issue of Majalah al Dawa, one of more than a dozen strident publications entreating radical followers to action. Published clandestinely by Jamaat al-Dawa (Army of Preachers) — previously known as Lashkar-e-Taiba (Army of the Righteous) — the magazine regularly contains a mix of instructions for pious living, Koranic interpretation and condemnation of U.S., Indian and Israeli policies. Full Story

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