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
MEMRI Scholar Tufail Ahmad: 'My Six-Point Fatwa Against Jihad'
MEMRI Scholar Tufail Ahmad To Counter-Extremism Conference In Kabul: 'In Afghanistan, Islamic Reformation Will Begin When You Buy A Bicycle For Your Daughter'
MEMRI Scholar Writes In IndiaFacts About Oxford Professor Who Criticizes Indian Journalists Writing About Security Issues – But 'Thinks Of Jihadis More Like Cuddly Cows'
Speech By MEMRI Scholar Tufail Ahamd At India Ideas Conclave, Goa: In India, Islamic Reformation Must Begin Among Children Aged 6-14
MEMRI Scholar On Indian Journalists Undermining India's Elected Government
Pakistani Urdu Daily Warns: In Light Of 'Hindu-Zionist Alliance, Our Important Political And Military Institutions Have To Remain Alert'
MEMRI Scholar In Article Published By 'New Age Islam' Website: 'The Mumbai-Based Raza Academy Is A Soft Version Of Jihadism'
Article By MEMRI Scholar Tufail Ahmad Criticizes Indian Secularism
South Africa-Based Indian Barelvi Group: 'Whoever Performs A Prayer Of Forgiveness For A Dead Kafir [Infidel]... Or If Someone Calls A Dead Hindu A 'Bekanth Baashi' [Dweller Of Paradise]... [They] Are Themselves Kafirs'
Article By MEMRI Scholar Tufail Ahmad: Outlaw the Muslim Personal Law Board; Ensure Five Constitutional Paths for Reform
South Africa-Based Indian Barelvi Group Issues Anti-Shi'a Fatwa, Declares Them Apostates And Evil, Quotes Prophet Muhammad As Saying: 'Shortly There Will Appear A Group Of People Whose Name Will Be Synonymous With Evil'
Article By MEMRI Scholar Tufail Ahmad: Jihad Comes Close To Home
Article By MEMRI Scholar Tufail Ahmad: India's Thought Cops Are Angry With Modi
Pakistani Urdu Magazine Traces Origins Of Cow Slaughter Among Muslims, Says: Mohajirs Brought It To Pakistan And 'Cow Sacrifice Was Popularized By Islamic And Welfare Organizations'
Indian Scholar Ghulam Rasool Dehlvi Examines Influence Of 14th Century Islamic Jurist Ibn Taymiyyah: 'Taymiyyah Propounded A Complete Islamic Theology Of Radicalism, Religious Exclusivism, Violent Extremism And Puritanical Fundamentalism'
Editorial In Pakistani Urdu Daily Cautions Pakistani Army Against Unilateral Action In Afghanistan: 'Why Unilateral Action Was Never Considered In The Case Of India [In Kashmir]'
Article In Pakistani Urdu Daily On Iran Nuclear Deal: 'American History Also Indicates That Its Record Of Implementing Agreements Is Not Good'; 'America Has A Pre-Existing Military Plan Against Iran'
Pakistan Urdu Daily On Likely Pakistan-India War: 'If A Conventional War Takes Place, Pakistan Will Have The Upper Hand'; 'Almighty Allah… Has Given Us The Capability Of 'Buraq' (i.e. Drones)'
Article In Pakistani Daily On Anti-U.S. Sentiment In Pakistan: 'The U.S. Is Making Pakistani Wives Divorce Their Husbands'
Pakistani Blogger Saif Samejo: 'Is It Compulsory To Hate India, America, And Israel In Order To Love Pakistan?'
MEMRI Scholar Tufail Ahmad In Indiafacts: How Bollywood Educates Indians About Pakistani Jihad; 'Al-Qaeda Is Basically A Pakistani Organization'
MEMRI Scholar Tufail Ahmad On India Facts Research Centre Website: 'I Am A Kaffir And I Need A Hug'
Pakistani Urdu Daily: 'It Is Not Impossible That It [America] Has A Hand In What Happened In Saudi Arabia [i.e. In The Terror Attacks In The Saudi Mosques]'
Pakistani Urdu Daily: 'Americans Even Forgot The Pakistan-India Disputes And Turned Their Eyes Away [From The Issue] Of Kashmir, Which Has Been The Basis Of Several Wars'
Article By MEMRI Scholar Tufail Ahmad: 'Pakistan's Continuing War Against Indian Civilization'
Pakistani Islamist Urdu Daily: 'There Is No Justification For Stopping Any Muslim Country From Making Nuclear Weapons And Becoming A Nuclear Power'
Pakistani Urdu Daily Warns Against Nuclear Arms Race In South Asia: 'The Danger Of A Nuclear War In The Most Populated Region Of The World Should Be Worrying For The World Powers'
Urdu Weekly Celebrates Pakistan's 1998 Nuclear Tests: 'Pakistan Conducted Atomic Explosions, Grinding The Indian Military Arrogance Into Dust; A New History Of Islamic Jihad Was Recorded'
Essay By MEMRI Scholar Tufail Ahmad: 'Pakistani Jihad – ISIS Spreads Terror Tentacles In A Dozen Indian States'
MEMRI Scholar Tufail Ahmad In OPEN Magazine: "Jihad: Who Will Contain the Evil?"
MEMRI Scholar In India's Largest Hindi Newspaper: All Muslim Children 6-14 Must Be In School, Not In Madrassas
Pakistani Urdu Daily: 'Saudi Arabia Should Acquire Nuclear Technology... Against Iran's Expansionist Designs'
'When Fasting Becomes A Sin' – Pakistani Doctor's Blog On Death Toll From Ramadan Heat Wave: 'It Is Perfectly In Line With... Islam Not To Fast In Extreme Circumstances'
Pakistani Jihadi Weekly: China-Pakistan Economic Corridor Will Trigger World War III; The U.S. And India 'Will Not... Tolerate The Emerging Chinese Economy's Access To Middle East Markets'
MEMRI Scholar Tufail Ahmad In 'New Indian Express': Pakistani Colonialism Is Destroying Afghanistan
Pakistani Commentator Orya Maqbool Jan: 16th-Century Mughal Emperor Akbar To Blame For Secularism, Free Speech Among South Asian Muslims
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
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'
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

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.