South Asia Studies Project

Al-Qaeda Leader Ayman Al-Zawahiri Defends the London Bombings: Even Those Who Did Not Vote for Bush and Blair Accept Them As Legitimate Rulers
New Al-Jazeera Videos: London Suicide Bomber Before 'Entering Gardens of Paradise,' and Ayman Al-Zawahiri's Threats of More Bombings in the West
Movie Reveals Al-Qaeda's Fighting Techniques in Afghanistan (New Footage)
British and French Al-Qaeda Terrorists Promise to Slit the Throats of Americans and Jews in a New Film Showing Military Activities in Afghanistan from Al-Arabiya
Western Al-Qaeda Terrorists Promise to Slit the Throats of Americans and Jews in a New Film Showing Military Activities in Afghanistan
Al-Qaeda Leader Ayman Al-Zawahiri on Al-Jazeera: ‘Oh Americans, What You Have Seen in New York and Washington, and the Casualties You Witness in Afghanistan and in Iraq… Are Nothing but the Casualties of the Initial Clashes’
Taliban's Military Commander Mullah Dadallah: The Mujahideen Will Not Lay Down Their Arms unless the Americans Leave and an Islamic State Is Established
Married to the Koran - The Rich in Pakistan Avoid the Bequeathing of Property outside the Family by "Marrying" Daughters to the Koran
Latest Al-Zawahiri Video on Al-Jazeera: ‘Reform and Expelling the Invaders from the Lands of Islam will Only be Accomplished by Fighting for the Sake of Allah’
Blood Vengeance in Pakistan
Footage Showing Al-Qaeda leader in Afghanistan Abd Al-Hadi Al-Iraqi Downing an American Fighter Jet
Afghan Methods of Healing Medical and Social Ailments
Conspiracy Theories Surrounding the Tsunami: It was a Punishment from Allah for Celebrating Christmas and Other Sins; It was Caused by the U.S., Israel, India
Osama Bin Laden: 'Today There is a Conflict between World Heresy Under the Leadership of America on the One Hand and the Islamic Nation with the Mujahideen in its Vanguard on the Other'
Former Jihad Fighter in Afghanistan: Al-Zarqawi's Group Adopted the Worst Practices of the Algerian GIA; Their Brutal Actions will Lead to Their Isolation
Al-Qa'ida Internet Magazine Sawt Al-Jihad Calls to Intensify Fighting During Ramadan- 'the Month of Jihad'
Al-Qa'ida Women's Magazine: Women Must Participate in Jihad
The Mufti of Australia Calls for Jihad; 'Australia was Discovered by Afghan Muslims'
Al-Qa'ida's 'Voice of Jihad' Magazine: Issue No. 9
A New Bin Laden Speech
Interview With Afghan Islamist Leader On Jihad Against U.S.
Al-Qa'ida Activist, Abu 'Ubeid Al Qurashi: Comparing Munich (Olympics) Attack 1972 to September 11
Bin Laden Lieutenant Admits to September 11 and Explains Al-Qa'ida's Combat Doctrine
The Role of Fatwas in Incitement to Terrorism
The Egyptian Wife's Tale: 'Egyptian Women are Living Exactly as Afghan Women Lived' Part I
War in Afghanistan – The Iranian Stand Part II: The Iranian Alternative to Dealing with Taliban's Terror
War in Afghanistan – The Iranian Stand Part I: Vying With the U.S. for Geopolitical Influence in the Region
The Prophet Muhammad as a Jihad Model
Shi'ite And Sunni Islamic Scholars Of Pakistan: 'America Itself Is Begging The Taliban For Peace And Escape, While On The Other Hand, It Is Issuing Threats Against Iran'
The Doha Plot To Give Afghanistan To The Taliban
Urdu Daily Says Soleimani's Death Could Be Avenged In Afghanistan: 'Thousands Of Volunteers… Trained By General Qassem Soleimani Are Present In Afghanistan'
After Gen. Soleimani's Death In U.S. Drone Strike, Pakistani Government And Military Call For 'Constructive Engagement' And 'De-Escalation Of Tensions'
Reactions In South Asian Newspapers To Assassination Of Qassem Soleimani
Higher Secondary School In Pakistan's Abbottabad City Under Fire For Allowing Israeli Flag At A United Nations Model Conference
After Visiting Xinjiang, Pakistani Writer Muhammad Amir Rana Says China's Policy On Uyghur Muslims Is 'Supremacism' With 'Little Space For Accepting Diversity'
Pakistan's Islamist Urdu Daily Alleges Israeli Influence In Saudi Arabia, Says Pakistani Military And Government Leaders Thwarted 'Zionist' Conspiracies
Pakistani PM Imran Khan On Tehran Visit: 'U.S. President Donald Trump Asked Us To Facilitate Some Sort Of Dialogue With Iran'
Taliban Statement On Cancellation Of U.S.-Taliban Peace Talks: 'Trump Has... Fully Exposed His Evil Satanic Agenda Of Prolonging The War In Afghanistan'
'Rai Al-Yawm' Daily: U.S. Has Admitted Defeat In Afghanistan; The Taliban's Islamic Emirate Is Coming Back
Afghan Taliban React To President Trump's Cancellation Of U.S.-Taliban Talks, Warn: 'This Will Harm America More Than Anyone Else'; 'We Shall Continue Our Jihad'
Pakistani Writer Dr. Sughra Sadaf Urges Pakistan To Establish Diplomatic Ties With Israel, Says: 'The Thing To Remember Is That The Freedom Of Palestine Is Not Just The Problem Of Muslims'
Taliban Mark 100th Anniversary Of Afghan Victory Day Against British Rule, Say: 'Gaining Independence Today – Like Yesterday – Requires Jihad In The Path Of Allah'
Indonesia's Growing Engagement With The Afghan Taliban
Pakistani Urdu-Language Daily Urges Turkey, Pakistan, And Saudi Arabia To Lead A NATO-Like 'Security Council Of Muslim Countries,' Cites Koranic Verse, Says: 'This Is An Order Of Allah'
Indian Muslim Actress Zaira Wasim Quits Bollywood For Islam, Says: 'My Relationship With My Religion Was Threatened... I Do Not Belong Here'
The Doha Agreement – Paving The Way For The Taliban's Takeover Of Afghanistan And Enforcement Of Shari'a-Based Governance
Indian Islamic Schoolbooks Teach Hate Against Polytheists And Unbelievers
Sri Lankan Reformist Theologian Moulavi Laffir Madani: 'We Must Reintroduce The Sense Of Humanity In Islam, The Sense Of Peace, The Fraternity Of Which We Speak'
Mumbai-Based Urdu-Language Daily Promotes Enmity Against Jews And Christians, Dubs Non-Muslims As 'Enemies Of God,' Cites Koran: 'Do Not Make Jews And Christians Your Friends'
Latest Issue Of Urdu-Language Magazine Nawa-i-Afghan Pays Tribute To Osama Bin Laden, Says: 'Crusader Chief America Is Restless To Withdraw Its Troops Who Are Being Defeated In Afghanistan'
Veteran Pakistani Editor Rahimullah Yusufzai: Qatar May Have More Influence Than Pakistan On Afghan Taliban; Qatar 'Has Maintained Friendly Relations With The Taliban And... Muslim Brotherhood And Hamas'
Kashmiri Suicide Bomber Adil Ahmed Dar In Video: 'This Jihad Of Ours Is A Series In Ghazwatul Hind [Battle Of India], Which Cannot Be Broken By Cow-Urine Drinkers'
Pakistani PM Imran Khan Says 'No Mention Of Jesus In History,' Announces Int'l Anti-Blasphemy Convention: The West Should Be Made To Understand Our Love For Muhammad
Islamic Scholar Maulana Ilyas Qasmi Speaking At Event Organized By Pakistani NGO: 'Defense Of The State Of Medina Lies In The Killing Of Jews'
Pakistan's Federal Minister Noorul Haq Qadri Shares Stage With Jihadi Leaders, Says: 'The Constitution Of Pakistan Has Declared Qadianis To Be Kafirs [Unbelievers]'
Chinese Ambassador To Syria: The Two Countries Have A Golden Opportunity To Strengthen Their Ties
Pakistan's Federal Minister Shireen Mazari: 'America Can Never Be A Natural Strategic Ally'; 'Iran... Was Able To Withstand The New Force Of American Imperialism'
A Jewish Organization Lobbies On Behalf Of Pakistan's New Antisemitic And Pro-Jihad Prime Minister
Al-Qaeda In The Indian Subcontinent (AQIS) In 'Pakistan Is Ours' Statement: Pakistan Army Is Like Napoleon, Pakistan Is 'America's Grazing Field'
Pakistan's Next Prime Minister Imran Khan Says Pakistanis 'Think The U.S. Is Not Fighting A War Against Terror; It's A War Against Islam'; 'Jewish Lobby... Controls The Global Media'
Pakistani Columnist Kamila Hayat: 'New Research Points To An Unexpected Link Between The Study Of Science, Particularly Engineering, And Militant Attacks'
Article In Urdu Daily Discusses Pastimes And Sports In Islam, Says: 'The Pastimes Which The Prophet Liked... Prove To Be The Practical Training For Jihad'
'Mothering A Muslim' – An Inquiry Into Anti-Muslim Bullying In India's Elite Schools
Indian Muslim Woman Leads All-Male Friday Prayer In India's Kerala State
Qatar's Role In 9/11 And Hosting Jihadi Commanders; Afghan Taliban's Hideouts Move To Safe Haven Of Doha
U.S.-Taliban Talks Yielding A Lasting Role For Turkey And Iran In Afghanistan
Barelvi Clerics Threaten Siege Of Pakistan If Christian Blasphemy Convict Not Hanged
The Pakistani State's Official Fatwa Against Jihad Is Bogus, Deceptive, And Meaningless; The World Will Be Better Without It
'Forty Diseases Of The Jews' – Pakistan Army-Backed Jihadi Commander Maulana Masood Azhar's Book Says: 'Jews Are The Cancer Seeping Into All Of Humanity'
In Article Published By Mainstream Indian Media House NEWS18, Indian Muslim Journalist Suhail Anjum Sees The Phenomenon Of 'Love Jihad' As Islam's Victory
Pakistani Islamism – Flowing Into The United Kingdom
At Anti-Ahmadi Conferences In Pakistan, Islamic Clerics Declare: '[Ahmadi Muslims Are] Brokers Of The Zionist And Imperial powers, And Agents Of Israel'; '[They] Should Be Removed From All Important Positions [In The Military And Government Of Pakistan]'
Towards A Definition Of Islam And Islamism
After Trump's Afghanistan Speech, Pakistani Leaders Declare: 'Pakistan Will Become The Graveyard Of U.S. Soldiers'; 'U.S. Must Not Think Of The Nuclear Pakistan As Its Colony'
The New Long-Term Nuclear Threat To India – The Security Implications Of A Political Party Formed By Pakistani Jihadi Hafiz Muhammad Saeed
Discussing The Islamist Identity Of Pakistan
The Targeting Of America, Israel, And India In Pakistan's Urdu Press After U.S. Designates Kashmiri Jihadi Group Hizbul Mujahideen A Foreign Terrorist Organization
India's Islamic Leaders Defiant After Supreme Court's Landmark Verdict Invalidating Shari'a-Based Instant Triple Divorce
The Murders In Bangladesh - The Role Of ISIS, Al-Qaeda, And Local Jihadis
Anti-Israel BDS Movement In India Targets Iran, Hewlett-Packard, Group-4S, Modi Govt, CIA And Mossad For 'Jointly' Training ISIS
An Historical First For The Saudi Kingdom: Women Participate As Voters And Candidates In Municipal Elections
In Special 'Terrorism And Islam' Issue, Indian Urdu Weekly Accuses Hollywood Of Facilitating U.S. Foreign Policy, Justifies Killings Of Jews On Muhammad's Orders, Says Jihadi Terrorism Is Caused By American Imperialism
Massacre Of Ismaili Muslims In Karachi Indicates Islamic State's (ISIS's) Rise In Pakistan; South Asia's Shi'ites Could Face Serious Danger
Urdu Daily Publishes 43-Part Series On Islam's Blasphemy Laws – 'Martyrs Of The Prophet's Honor'
Growing Radicalization In India And The Threat Of Lone Wolf Attacks
Growing Radicalization In India And The Threat Of Lone Wolf Attacks
1st Issue Of Jihadi Magazine 'Ihya-e-Khilafat' Praises 9/11 Hijackers, Reveals Realignment Of Pakistani Taliban Groups, British Youths Joining Jihadists In Pakistan
Anti-China Pakistan-Based Uyghur Jihadi Group East Turkestan Islamic Movement (ETIM) Issues Numerous Videos Online, Increases Attacks in Xinjiang And Other Chinese Regions
Growing Support For The Islamic State (IS) From South Asia To The Far East; Four New Jihadist Groups Planning Islamic Caliphate Comprising Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore, Thailand, And Southern Philippines
India-Centric Jihadi Media Releases Urdu Book On Jihad Dedicated To Indian Jihadis; Book Quotes 11th Century Jurist Al-Sarakhsi As Arguing: 'One Who Rejects Jihad Is An Infidel'
India-Centric Jihadist Media Company Releases Book On Jihad, Quotes Prophet Muhammad: 'The Best Jihad Is That The Legs Of Your Horse Be Cut Off And Your Blood Be Spilt"
Issue VI Of Taliban Magazine 'Azan' Advocates A Jihadist Strategy Of Entangling America In Wars Initiated By Jihadists, Gives Wider Definition To Jihad As A Form Of Worship
Pakistani Jihadi Groups Swear Oath Of Fealty To Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi, The Rise Of Tahreek-e-Khilafat Wa Jihad (TKJ)
The Terrorist Groups' Interpretation Of The Koranic Verses Regarding Jihad
MEMRI South Asia Studies Project Director Tufail Ahmad In Column: Reject Religion In Politics
Liberal Pakistani Cartoonist Sabir Nazar Offers Satirical Insights Into Pakistani Mass Consciousness, Challenges Conspiracy Theories And Religious Orthodoxy
Concern In Pakistan Over Government's Negotiations With The Taliban
Through Facebook Discussion Forums, Liberal Pakistani Activists Push The Boundaries Of Freedom Of Thought And Expression In Pakistan
Pakistani TV Channel's Attack On Pakistan's Gay Community, Bedrooms Raided And Gays Accused Of Being Against Islam And A Conspiracy Of Jews And Christians
Jihad's Eastward Expansion From Pakistan To Burma And Beyond
Afghan MP Belquis Roshan: Soleimani Was Responsible for the Death of Thousands of Afghan Youth
ISIS Supporters Brandish ISIS Flag and Chant "Islamic State Will Remain" After Friday Prayers in Kashmir
India TV Debate on Divorce in Islam Erupts into Violence
Oman Deports Indian Cleric Salman Al-Nadwi to Qatar after He Lambasted Saudi King and U.S. President
Lahor Shah, Defector from ISIS-Khorasan: I Witnessed the Worst Crimes against Humanity
Rafah Cleric Brandishes Knife in Friday Sermon, Calls upon Palestinians to Stab Jews
Uyghur Families Colonize Syrian Village
Egyptian Cleric "Sheik Mizo": Sex before Marriage Is Not Fornication
ISIS Video Aims at Recruiting Uyghurs
Indian Islamic Cleric Leads Memorial Prayer for Charlie Hebdo Attackers
Iraqi Militia Stops Lion at Checkpoint
Commander in Pakistan's Taliban Asmatullah Muawiya: The Pakistani Army Is the Army of Satan, Not of the Muslims
Saudi Activist Lamia Bukhari Defies Cleric over Ban on Women's Driving: We Need This
TV Report: Superstition an Obstacle to Eradication of Polio in Pakistan
Hafiz Muhammad Saeed, Founder of Pakistani Lashkar-e-Taiba Militant Group, Pledges to Wage Jihad against the US and India and Says: "Atomic Pakistan Will Shine on the Map of the World"
Maulana Fazluallah, Leader of Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan, Gives Pep Talk to Potential Suicide Bombers: "May Allah Allow You to Reach the Biggest Targets"
Saudi Journalist and TV Host Nadin Al-Badir Calls the Saudi Religious Police the "Enemy of Society" and Says: Most of Them Are Ex-Cons Who are "Violently Extreme"
Afghan Girls Take to the Gym to Practice Boxing in Defiance of Taliban Threats
Pakistani Comedian Saad Haroon Sings of "Burka Woman," Stirring Islamists by Mocking Conservative Garb
Baluch Khan, Rebel Leader in Baluchistan, Pakistan, Threatens to Target Islamabad and Other Pakistani Cities
Pakistani Actress Veena Malik Defies Mullah Accusing Her of Immoral Behavior on an Indian Reality TV Show, and States: Mullahs Are Raping Children in Mosques
Al-Qaeda Religious Authority Kuwaiti Cleric Khaled Al-Huseinan Warns US President Obama: Your Weary Soldiers Are No Match for the Afghan People
Exclusive Al-Jazeera TV Reports on the Taliban in Afghanistan
Juma'at-ud-Da'wah Leader in Kashmir Abdul Aziz Alvi: "The Problem of Kashmir Can Only Be Resolved through Jihad"
Former Taliban Ambassador to Pakistan Abdul Salam Zaeef: 9/11 - a Conspiracy against Muslims
Times Square Bomber Faisal Shahzad, Shown Hugging Pakistani Taliban Leader Hakimullah Mehsud, Says He Hopes "that the Hearts of the Muslims Will Be Pleased with This Attack"
American Al-Qaeda Operative Adam Gadahn Threatens More Anti-American Terror Attacks in a Personal Address to President Obama, and Concludes: Next Time We Might Not Show the Same Restraint and Self-control
Al-Jazeera TV Report on Women's Education in Kandahar, Afghanistan: Women Risk Their Lives Every Day to Come to School
Taliban Leaders: The People Want to Be Ruled by Islamic Law
Al-Jazeera TV Report on Taliban Downing of US Helicopter in South Afghanistan
Leader of Pakistani Taliban Hakimullah Mehsud Threatens Bombings in US "States & Cities"
Leader of Pakistani Taliban, Hakimullah Mehsud, Believed Killed, Appears on Video, Threatening Attacks in US Cities
Afghan Soldier Defects to the Taliban after Killing Polish Soldiers
Sayfullah, American Jihadi in Afghanistan, Calls on Muslims to Join the Jihad
Ansar Ghazwatul Hind (AGH) Emir Zakir Musa Rejects Pakistan's Offer Of Dialogue With India, Says: 'Kashmir Issue Will Be Resolved Only Through Jihad'
Taliban To Hold Talks With Afghan Leaders In Mid-April 2019
Radical Cleric Tells Audience In Pakistani Town: 'Freedom From Unbelievers Comes Through Jihad'
Islamic Cleric Muhammad Basharat Muawiya To Audience In Pakistani Kashmir: 'Jihad Is Obligatory; Anyone Rejecting It Is An Unbeliever'
Afghan Taliban Urge 'Human Rights Organizations To Launch A Special Inquiry Regarding Prisoner Rights In Afghanistan, To Weigh Treatment Of Prisoners By Both Sides'
Radical Pakistani Preachers Interpret 'Jihadi Verses' Of The Koran In Jihadi Group's Annual Lecture Series
List Of Magazines And Websites Published By Pakistani Jihadi Group Jaish-e-Muhammad Includes Those That Use WhatsApp, Radicalize Women And Children
In Martyrdom Video, Slain Kashmiri Militant Abu Hamas Says Pakistani Intelligence Agencies Run Jihadi Organizations
Radical Pakistani Cleric Maulana Sadiq On Jews: 'Allah Then Humiliated The Same Bani Israel In The World, They Were Turned Into Pigs And Monkeys'
Grand Mufti Of Pakistani Kashmir Ravees Khan Ayyubi: 'Kashmir's Freedom Is Not Possible Without Jihad'; 'Kashmir Will Be Liberated Not By Freeing Hindu War Prisoners, But By Binding Them In Chains'
Jaish-e-Muhammad Emir Masood Azhar Rejects Indian Media Reports Of His Death, Maintains Silence On Indian Airstrike In Balakot
Afghan Taliban Statement Insists That Talks With U.S. In Qatar Are Only About The American Exit From Afghanistan
Urdu Daily: At Doha Talks, U.S. And Afghan Taliban Agree On Definition Of Terrorism To The Benefit Of The Taliban And Kashmiri Groups
Afghan Taliban Deputy Leader Meets With Uzbek Foreign Minister In Qatar
Pakistan Lists Jamaatud Dawa And Falah-i-Insaniat Foundation As Banned Terror Groups, Arrests 44 Leaders Of Jaish-e-Muhammad
Afghan Taliban Claim Nine Suicide Bombers Killed 137 American Troops, 260 Afghan Security Personnel In 46-Hour Attack On Shorab Airbase
Pakistani Cleric Khabeebur Rehman Qazi Says: 'Allah Has Ordered Muslims To Take Up Weapons And Has Ordered The Use Of Weapons Against Unbelievers'
Pakistani Cleric Maulana Ilyas Qasmi In Friday Sermon: 'When We Understand The Sword Of Allah – Jihad Fi Sabeelillah [Jihad In The Path Of Allah] – Then We Will Get A New Dignity Of Faith'
Pakistani Cleric Maulana Mujahid Abbas In Friday Sermon: '[We Must] Tell The Hindus That We Will Unfurl The Flag Of Islam Over All Of India, Including Kashmir'
Pakistani Cleric Maulana Muhammad Umair In Friday Sermon: 'Jihad Will Remain As Long As The Unbelievers And Their Mischief Exist In The World'
Radical Cleric Maulana Qamruzzaman Tells Congregation In Pakistani Town: 'After Afghanistan, Victory Soon In Kashmir'
Forty-Eight Participants Attend Jaish-e-Muhammad's (JeM) 15-Day Course In Bahawalpur, Pakistan On Jihad, Islam
Urdu-Language Jihadi Weekly: Afghan Taliban Reject India's Request For Protection For Indian Investments, Ask India To Eliminate Its Spy Network In Afghanistan
Afghan Taliban: Talks With U.S. Not About 'Interim Government And Elections'; 'Have Solely Revolved Around Withdrawal Of Foreign Forces'
Editorial In Jaish-e-Muhammad Weekly Urges 'Unbelievable Response' To India's Airstrike In Balakot So That 'India Begs For Talks'
Muttahida Jihad Council Chief Syed Salahuddin: 'Indian Atrocities... Are Forcing Kashmiris To Become Fidayeen [i.e., Suicide Bombers]'
After Indian Airstrike, Pakistani Jihadi Group Jaish-e-Muhammad Releases Schedule Of Events For March 2019
After Indian Airstrike, Pakistani Jihadi Group Jaish-e-Muhammad Says: 'Modi Enacted A New Drama For Success In The Elections'
Urdu Daily: At Doha Talks, Afghan Taliban Insist On Turkey's Role In Afghanistan
Afghan Taliban Spokesman Accuses U.S. Gen. Joseph Votel Of 'Exaggerating' ISIS Threat To U.S. From Afghanistan
Afghan Taliban Capture U.S. Drone In Farah Province
72 Afghan Security Personnel Join Taliban In Balkh Province, Afghanistan
Kashmiri Suicide Bomber Adil Ahmed Dar In Video: 'This Jihad Of Ours Is A Series In Ghazwatul Hind [Battle Of India], Which Cannot Be Broken By Cow-Urine Drinkers'
Jaish-e-Muhammad Organizes Rallies For Kashmir In 50 Pakistani Towns, Crowds Chant: 'Kashmir Will Become Pakistan'; 'Only Cure For Hindus – Al-Jihad, Al-Jihad'
Islamic Cleric In Friday Sermon In Pakistani Kashmir: 'The Kafir [Polytheist] Is Thinking Of Eliminating The Mosques And Madrassas Of Allah'
Jaish-e-Muhammad Emir Masood Azhar Urges Muslims To Join Jihad, Says: 'Kashmir And Pakistan Are Not Separate'

The South Asia Studies Project at MEMRI monitors the media of Pakistan and Afghanistan. This project focuses on issues of cultural and religious freedom in the South Asian region. Its research is also focused on jihadist movements in Afghanistan, Pakistan, India, and Bangladesh, as well as on counterterrorism policies in the South Asian region. South Asia Studies Project materials are available in video and print.