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
Textbooks In Pakistani Government Schools Teaching Hate Against Christians And Hindus, Jihad And Martyrdom To Young Students
Issue III Of English-Language Taliban Magazine 'Azan' Celebrates New Milestones In Global Jihadi Movement, Rejects 'Democratic Victories' Of Islamist Parties, Stresses Jihad To Eliminate Non-Islamic Systems Of Governance
Urdu-Language Jihadi Forums On Facebook
New Taliban Magazine Appeals For Help To Defeat Drone Technology, Says: '[Obama] Wanted Dead Only'; 'We Are Fighting In Khurasan But Our Eyes Are On Palestine'; Secret Jihadi Group In Pakistan Air Force Identified; Encrypted Email Contact Provided
The Afghan Taliban's Internet Media Empire – Hosted In Malaysia, Singapore, America
In Its First English-Language Magazine, Sipah-e-Sahaba Pakistan (SSP) Endorses Al-Qaeda's Jihad, Examines 'Zero Self-Confidence' Among Muslims, Urges Its Followers: 'Iran Must Fall Before Palestine Can Be Liberated'
On Facebook, Twitter, And YouTube, Al-Qaeda's Urdu Forum Promotes Jihad, Educates Pakistani Audiences About Al-Qaeda Activists In Middle East
In Tweets, Pakistani Nuclear Scientist Dr. Abdul Qadeer Khan Legitimates Attacks On America, Advocates Global Islamism And Arming The Taliban to Shoot Down U.S. Drones
The Ideology And Politics Of Pakistani Religious Leader Dr. Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri
The Role Of The Mumbai-Based Raza Academy In Promoting Islamism
British Islamists Call Conference In Islamabad And Advocate Jihad Against Non-Muslim Nations, UK-Based Former Pakistan Army Doctor Records Video Supporting Taliban
In Indian Daily, MEMRI's South Asia Director Examines Al-Qaeda's India Strategy: 'Al-Qaeda's Emerging Thinking On The Myanmar-Assam Region Is Consistent With Its New Jihadi Framework On South Asia'
Calls To Put Pakistan On Genocide Watch Amid Mounting Persecution Of Its Religious Minorities
Pakistani Cyber Armies Hacking Indian Websites, Using Twitter, Facebook And YouTube To Cause Ethnic Conflicts In India
Anti-Taliban Uprisings Gaining Strength In Southeastern Afghanistan
Former New York Imam Promotes Antisemitism and Conspiracy Theories Against the U.S. and Israel On International Tours, Says: 'It Is Almost Certain That Zionists Will Soon Wage Biological War Against The Arabs'
Hizb Al-Tahrir America, Set To Hold June 17 Conference In Illinois, Advocates Jihad, Says Iran And Saudi Arabia Are 'Modern Non-Expansionist Nation States' And Have Thus Abandoned 'The Definitive [Islamic] Obligation Of Jihad' As Stipulated In The Koran
The Failings Of India's Counter-Terrorism Intelligence Agencies
Assessing the Current Threat Posed by Pakistani Terrorist Group Jaish-e-Muhammad and Its Ideology of Global Jihad
Emerging Al-Qaeda Strategy Targeted at Damaging the Pakistan Army in Muslim Eyes, Assassinating Its Senior Officers, Annihilating It after U.S. Drawdown from Afghanistan in 2014
Growing Concern in China Over Role of Militant Group East Turkistan Islamic Movement (ETIM) in Xinjiang and Its Hideouts In Pakistan
Using Twitter, YouTube, Facebook and Other Internet Tools, Pakistani Terrorist Group Lashkar-e-Jhangvi Incites Violence against Shi'ite Muslims and Engenders Antisemitism
The Realignment of Jihadist Groups in the Pakistan-Afghanistan Region – The Formation of Shura Muraqba In Parallel to the U.S.-Taliban Talks
Urdu Daily: Chinese Military Taking Over Gilgit Baltistan, Pakistan Considering Proposal to Lease the Disputed Region to China for 50 Years
British Islamist Anjem Choudary Launches 'Shariah for India,' Vows to Demolish Hindu Temples and Bollywood; Muslims Urged to Join In New Delhi March Next Month Marking 88th Anniversary of the End of Islamic Caliphate
Pakistani Jihadist Organization Jamaatud Dawa/Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) Reappears on Internet, Promotes Antisemitism and Jihad, Leads Mass Protests Against America and India
On Twitter, Jihadist Groups Advocate Establishment of Islamic Caliphate in Pakistan
Reaction of Militant Groups and Religious Parties Against Pakistani Decision to Grant Most Favored Nation Status to India
24 Hours in Pakistan – Rumors of a Creeping Military Coup
Reports on Taliban-Pakistan Peace Negotiations – What to Believe and What to Reject
Controversy in India over Fatwa Against Celebrating Prophet Muhammad's Birthday
Signs of Peace in Kashmir Valley as Militancy Declines
Indian Clerics Call for Eradicating Saudi Influence Among Indian Muslims, Advocate Message of Sufi Islam
Growing Cases of Forced Child Marriages in Pakistani Society
The Failing U.S. Strategy in Afghanistan
Militant Organizations Reviving in the Jihadist Hub of Punjab
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
In Eid Message, Afghan Taliban Leader Haibatullah Akhundzada Promises A 'Sound Islamic Government,' Says: 'Your Rightful Jihad... Against The Occupation Is Nearing The Stage Of Success'
Pakistani Islamic Scholars: Hoarding USD Is Haram, 'Increase In The Price Of Dollar Is A Conspiracy Against Pakistan'
Pakistani Military Tests Shaheen II Ballistic Missile On Anniversary Of Battle Of Badr
Taliban Spokesman Rejects Russian, Afghan Claims That There 5,000 ISIS Fighters In Northern Afghanistan
Afghan Taliban Decline To Meet Indian Delegation, Moscow Invites Taliban Leaders To Attend Centenary Celebrations Of Afghan-Russia Relations
Despite UNSC Listing Its Chief As Terrorist, Pakistani Jihadi Organization Jaish-e-Muhammad (JeM) Continues Activities In Towns Across Pakistan
Comical Article In Jihadi Magazine For Pakistani Children: Indian Red Tomato Says 'My Preference Is That We Should Be Eaten By Muslims Instead Of Hindus'
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'
Telegram Channel Shares Audio Recording Of Urdu-Language Jihadi Song: 'Infidels Ruled Over Us When We Moved Away From Islam'
Afghan Taliban Release Issue 86 Of Urdu-Language Magazine 'Shariat,' Declare: 'Our Jihadi Responsibility Hasn't Ended'
Pakistani Jihadi Group Jaish-e-Muhammad (JeM) Changes Name Of Its Weekly Magazine After UNSC Lists JeM Leader Masood Azhar As A Terrorist
Article On Jihad In Pakistani Daily Marks Anniversary Of Eighth Century Invasion Of India On 10th Of Ramadan: 'The First Shoots Of Islam Grew Also... Due To The Blessings Of Jihad When Muhammad Bin Qasim' Invaded Sindh In 712 CE
Malaysia-Based Indian Televangelist Zakir Naik: 'I Say From Day One That I Do Not Call... [Osama Bin Laden] A Terrorist'
Report: 720 Afghan Government Officials Defected To Taliban In April 2019
Pakistani Jihadi Group Hizbul Ahrar Releases Third Issue Of 'Ghazwa-e-Hind' Online Magazine
Missing Kashmiri Teenager Suspected Of Having Joined Jihadi Group
In Doha, Qatar, Taliban Seek Diplomatic Legitimacy, Meet With Indonesian, German, U.S., And Red Cross Officials
In Doha, U.S.-Taliban Talks Appear Deadlocked As Taliban Spokesman Tweets That U.S. 'Should Forget About The Idea Of Us Putting Down Our Arms'
Article In Jihadi Weekly Urges Pakistanis To Donate One-Tenth Of Farm Produce To Al-Rehmat Trust To Help Families Of Mujahideen
Kashmiri Jihadi Rejects Parents' Appeal To Abandon Jihad And Return Home: 'I Know, Allah Willing, That I Have Chosen The Path Of Truth'
In Seven Pakistani Towns, Jaish-e-Muhammad (JeM) Gives Six-Day Course On Interpretation Of Koran's Jihad Verses
Taliban Dismiss Loya Jirga As 'Enemy Plot'; U.S.-Taliban Talks In Doha Have Not Progressed
Radical Pakistani Cleric Delivers Friday Sermon: 'Allah Willing, The Time Is Not Far When We Will See The Flag Of Muslims And Islam Rise Up In New Zealand'
Afghan Taliban Statement Marks 1978 Protests Against Pro-Soviet Military Coup
UN Delegation Meets With Deputy Taliban Leader Mullah Baradar Akhund In Qatar
Pakistani Cleric To Congregation: 'Jihad Is The Shortest Route To Heaven'
In Sermon In Pakistani Town, Radical Cleric Maulana Abu Bakr Siddiq Says: 'Jihad Is A Blessing For Muslims And Death For Polytheists'
Sri Lanka's National Tawheed Jamaat Has Long-Standing Relationship With India's Tamil Nadu Thowheed Jamaat
Jaish-e-Muhammad (JeM) Teaches Courses On Interpretation Of Koran's 'Jihadi Verses' In 25 Towns Across Pakistan
Taliban Justify Cancellation Of Talks With Afghan Government-Nominated Delegation
Afghan Taliban: 707 Afghan Government Officials Defected To Taliban In March 2019
Amid Talks With U.S., Afghan Taliban Launch Spring Operations 'To Uproot Occupation' And Accuse U.S. Of 'Crimes Against Humanity'
Afghan Taliban Urge Mujahideen And NGOs To Help Flood Victims
Afghan Government Clears 250-Member Delegation For Talks With Taliban In Qatar
Articles In ISIS Weekly Celebrate Campaign To Avenge Defeat In Syria
Taliban Urge Boycott Of Afghan Government's Move To Organize Loya Jirga, Say Such Assemblies Were Traditionally Held To Declare 'Jihad Against Foreign Invaders'

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.