Guardians of God: Inside the Religious Mind of the Pakistani Taliban

Guardians of God: Inside the Religious Mind of the Pakistani Taliban

by Mona Kanwal Sheikh

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ISBN-13: 9780199468249
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 01/24/2017
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 5.80(w) x 8.80(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Mona Kanwal Sheikh, Senior Researcher, International Security, Danish Institute for International Studies, Copenhagen, Denmark.

Mona Kanwal Sheikh is Senior Researcher in International Security at the Danish Institute for International Studies, Copenhagen, Denmark. She is leading expert on the Pakistani Taliban.

Table of Contents

Preface and Acknowledgements
List of Abbreviations
Prologue
Introduction: Worlds Apart
1. The Rise of the Pakistani Taliban
2. Jihad to Protect God and His Laws
3. The Demolition of Islam's Forts
4. Anti-Shia and Punjab-Based Resistance
5. Religion in the Taliban narratives
6. The Justice of Violence
Concluding Remarks: A Rational Enemy?
Appendices
Glossary
Bibliography
Index
About the Author

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