South Asia Studies Project

Qatar's Role In 9/11 And Hosting Jihadi Commanders; Afghan Taliban's Hideouts Move To Safe Haven Of Doha
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'
U.S.-Taliban Talks Yielding A Lasting Role For Turkey And Iran In 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'
ISIS Supporters Brandish ISIS Flag and Chant "Islamic State Will Remain" After Friday Prayers in Kashmir
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'
Barelvi Clerics Threaten Siege Of Pakistan If Christian Blasphemy Convict Not Hanged
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'
India TV Debate on Divorce in Islam Erupts into Violence
Pakistani Columnist Kamila Hayat: 'New Research Points To An Unexpected Link Between The Study Of Science, Particularly Engineering, And Militant Attacks'
The Pakistani State's Official Fatwa Against Jihad Is Bogus, Deceptive, And Meaningless; The World Will Be Better Without It
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'
'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'
'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
Bangladeshi Writer-In-Exile Taslima Nasreen: 'Every Nation Needs To Create Laws Against Fatwas [Islamic Decrees],' 'We Can't View Women With The Lens Of The Barbaric Arabs'
Newly-Released Video of Al-Qaeda's Deputy Leader Ayman al-Zawahiri's Interview to Al-Sahab TV
Messages by Al-Qaeda Operatives in Afghanistan to the Peoples of the West: The Crusaders Will Not Be Safe From Allah… We Will Strike Their Vital Enterprises
Al-Qaeda Deputy Ayman Al-Zawahiri Claims Responsibility for the London Bombings, Discusses Elections in Afghanistan, and Declares: ‘Reform Can Only Take Place Through Jihad’
An Al-Qaeda Love Story: From Morocco to Bosnia to Afghanistan and Saudi Arabia, Via New Jersey
New Al-Jazeera Videos: London Suicide Bomber Before 'Entering Gardens of Paradise,' and Ayman Al-Zawahiri's Threats of More Bombings in the West
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
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’
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’
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
The Prophet Muhammad as a Jihad Model
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
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 Women Join Special Anti-Terror Forces
Amid Negotiations With The U.S., Afghan Taliban Carry Out 'Complex' Suicide Attack At American Military Base At Bagram In Afghanistan
Taliban Website: 848 Afghan Government Officials Defected To The Taliban In November 2019
Afghan Media: U.S., Taliban Resume Talks In Doha, Disagreements Remain On Key Issues
Indian Hindu Woman Identifies Daughter Among ISIS Cadre, Alerts Authorities That Mastermind Of ISIS Module In Kerala State Is Alive
Photos Show Taliban Fighters Training At Undisclosed Location In Afghanistan, From The Taliban's 'The Seminary Of Preparation' Video
Afghan Taliban Leader Mullah Baradar Akhund Visits Tehran, Holds Talks With Iranian Leaders
Afghan Website: The U.S. And The Taliban Have Begun Unofficial Talks In Qatar On The Future Of Afghanistan
Afghan Taliban's Education Department Officials Carry Out Survey Of Schools In Balkh Province
Afghan Taliban: '[ISIS] Were Supported And Equipped By The Invaders... With The Aim Of Tarnishing The Image Of The Ongoing Sacred Jihad Against [U.S.] Occupation'
Afghan Taliban Slams U.S. Military Chief Gen. Mark Milley For Saying That America's Mission In Afghanistan Has Not Ended, Pentagon Still Not Ready To Withdraw
Al-Qaeda Affiliate In Kashmir Criticizes Indian Supreme Court Verdict That Handed Over Babri Mosque To Hindus, Urges 'Muslims Of India To Embark Upon The Path Of Jihad'
Afghan Taliban Thank The Emir Of Qatar Tamim Bin Hamad Aal Thani For Brokering Deal That Freed Three Haqqani Commanders
Photos From The Afghan Taliban's Educational Assembly And Soccer Match In Parwan Province
Urdu Daily Report: Three Haqqani Network Commanders To Be Freed In Exchange For Western Professors, 'Will Be Taken To Qatar Within A Week'
Islamabad High Court Questions Pakistan's Ban On Islamist Organization Ansarul Islam
Taliban Slam Afghan President's Bid To Label Jihad As 'Disturbance,' Say: 'It Is Highly Disrespectful... That One Use Other Terms To Describe This Struggle'
Afghan Taliban Website's Reports On U.S. Soldiers Killed By Taliban Militants In October 2019
Photos From A Graduation Ceremony Organized By The Taliban In Qatar
After Talks In Moscow And Doha, Taliban Delegation To Attend Intra-Afghan Talks In Beijing
Ansar Ghazwatul Hind (AGH) On Killing Of Its Emir Haroon Abbas: 'Our Jihad Against Hindu Infidels Will Continue Until We Raise The Flag Of Islam Over Kashmir And India'
Islamabad Madrassa Coaching Religious Students To Get To Pakistan's Highest Ranks Of Civil Service
Editorial In Pakistani Daily On Revival Of Al-Qaeda In The Indian Subcontinent (AQIS) In Karachi Warns: 'Militants May Be Keeping Quiet, But This Does Not Mean That They Have Abandoned Their Violent Ways'
Taliban Response To U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper: 'So Long As A Single Occupying American Trooper Remains In Afghanistan, Our Jihad... Shall Continue'
Afghan Taliban Affirm 'Jihadi Duty' To Fight ISIS After Mosque Massacre, Saying: 'The [American] Invaders And Their Stooges... Imported This Evil To Afghanistan'
Afghan Taliban Reject UN Report On Civilian Casualties: 'Such Organizations... Have Been Campaigning To Acquit America Of Any Wrongdoing'
Al-Qaeda In The Indian Subcontinent (AQIS) Urges Attacks On Indian Interests Worldwide, Says: 'Today If It Is Encamped In The... Deserts Of Khorasan, Then Its Second Camp Is Kashmir And Delhi, And Finally It Would Be In Jerusalem'
Taliban Mark Anniversary Of U.S. Invasion Of Afghanistan, Say U.S. Officials 'Immediately Began Threatening The Islamic Emirate Of Afghanistan With War' After 9/11
Slain Al-Qaeda In The Indian Subcontinent (AQIS) Emir Asim Umar Was An Indian And 'Went To The Dar-ul-Uloom Seminary At Deoband To Complete His Studies To Become A Maulvi' Cleric
Pakistan's Jamaat-e-Islami Chief Senator Sirajul Haq: 'There Is No Path Other Than Jihad Fi Sabeelillah' To Resolve Kashmir Issue
Pakistani PM Denies He Met With Taliban Delegation In Islamabad; Taliban Refuse To Agree To Ceasefire Or Allow U.S. Base In Afghanistan
Afghan Taliban Claim To Have Killed Ten U.S. Soldiers In Ghazni Province, U.S. Armored Tank Destroyed In Shindad Airbase In Herat Province
Ten Afghans Rescued From Taliban Prisons In Helmand Province
Urdu Daily: Afghan Taliban Delegation Meets With Pakistani Military, Intelligence, And Government Leaders In Islamabad
Afghan Taliban Claim To Have Killed Two American Soldiers, Wounded Several Others In Logar Provincial Capital
Photos From First Quarter Exams At Taliban-Run Madrassas In Afghanistan
Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan: 'Whether Or Not The World Is With The Kashmiris, The Pakistanis Are With The Kashmiris; This Is A Jihad'

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.