RealNews

Staunch Islam and Its Many Foes (Including Apathy)

Since coming to power in state elections nearly three years ago, a coalition of radical Islamist parties here in North-West Frontier Province has faced a few stumbling blocks on the road to creating a model Islamic state. In the latest tussle over the influence of religious radicals in Pakistani society and politics, the Islamist-led provincial legislature has passed a bill that would empower religious police to ensure that the people of Frontier Province comply with “Islamic values and etiquettes” in everyday life. The bill has prompted a shrill outcry against what critics call the potential Talibanization of the province. Full Story

OODA Analyst

OODA Analyst

OODA is comprised of a unique team of international experts capable of providing advanced intelligence and analysis, strategy and planning support, risk and threat management, training, decision support, crisis response, and security services to global corporations and governments.