God Wars in Pakistan
God Wars in Pakistan
As Pakistan Battles the Taliban on the Border, Extremism Infects the South

Pakistan’s ongoing campaign against the Taliban isn’t going as well as its media would have you think. Meanwhile, Sunni extremism is laying down roots in the country’s religiously diverse Southern province.

God Wars in Pakistan
Anti-Shi‘a Extremist Wins Seat in Pakistani Parliament

Pakistan awards a disputed parliamentary seat to the leader of a banned anti-Shi‘a organization. This is bad sign for the country’s persecuted Shi’a minority.

God Wars in Pakistan
Another Shia-Sunni Fault Line Opens Up

Sectarian tensions in Pakistan have gone from bad to worse ever since riots broke out in Rawalpindi a month ago. On Sunday, a Shia cleric was murdered in Lahore. The killing itself was seen as a response to the assassination of a Sunni leader of religious party known for its anti-Shia rhetoric. And on Wednesday, 3 people were killed as a suicide bomber tried to break into a Shia mosque in Rawalpindi. Is Pakistan going the route of Iran and Syria?

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