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Tufail Ahmad becomes the voice of reformation for Islam to eradicate Jihad.

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By Pragya Jha

A powerful voice emerged in the name of Tufail Ahmad for reformation in Islam particularly in India. Tufail Ahmad is a key expert in National Security of India, which is currently siege by Jihad.

In his recent book Jihadist Threat To India: The Case for Islamic Reformation by Indian Muslim ,he has done an in- depth study about Jihad, terrorism in India, and its Global Implication.

Ahmad had been a student in madrasa in Bihar and worked at BBC. He has examined the Jihadi literature extensively.

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Jihad and Pakistan’s War on India

As per Ahmed’s details, Al Qaeda threats to India has risen with the help of Taliban in Pakistan and Afghanistan. He further explains that ISIS is radicalizing Muslims from a no. of states in India.

He reveals the association of Jihad to Pakistan’s history and its identity as a nation. Pakistan is a state that is training Jihadi warriors and promoting Jihadi sympathies. This mentality is spread in Pakistani Textbooks too, that teach students to hate India with religious inflammation.

Pakistani Jihadi is not just confined within India but it controls the minorities of the country, particularly Balochistan, which is subjected to the brutal violence of Pakistan. This is because Pakistan identity is defined by its religion and becomes unstable when people arouse to their local needs.

Ahmad also unveils Saudi Arabia’s support for Pakistan as well as Global Jihad. Saudi Arabia’s support can be seen through its well funded networks in madrasas. Sympathy to jihadists’ activists is taught in Deobandi schools funded by Saudi itself.

Jihad is not about the Muslims who are poor or unemployed rather it is about the young Muslims who live in western countries and feel culturally rejected or inferior.

Putting it in a simple way, Jihadist terrorism is a proxy war. It cannot expand without considerable state support. Pakistan persist the focus of this war relative to India, with the help of Saudi Arabia and Islam’s outdated theology as its ideology.

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Call for reform in Islam

Ahmad raises persuasive case for the reform in Islamic Society by promoting secular education for Muslims youth, particularly for the girls who are between the ages of 6-14. It is sad that neither the government nor the NGOs are taking up the cause of modern education for Muslim children, especially girls.

Some Muslims may not be glad by Ahmad’s call for reform combined with India’s national security interest. But the fact is that Jihad is a great danger for both Muslims as well as Non-Muslims.

Jihadists Threat to India should be read carefully by all Indians who are concerned about their country’s future and also by those who wants to know the roots of global jihad.

Reformers such as Tufail Ahmad should be supported as the solution of these problems are likely to come up by their insights.


Pragya Jha is a student of Journalism and mass communication from New Delhi.Twitter: @pragya1527

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Facebook, Twitter Urged to Do More to Police Hate on Sites

Twitter to soon release Snapchat like feature. VOA
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Tech giants Facebook, Twitter and Google are taking steps to police terrorists and hate groups on their sites, but more work needs to be done, the Simon Wiesenthal Center said Tuesday.

The organization released its annual digital terrorism and hate report card and gave a B-plus to Facebook, a B-minus to Twitter and a C-plus to Google.

Facebook spokeswoman Christine Chen said the company had no comment on the report. Representatives for Google and Twitter did not immediately return emails seeking comment.

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Facebook one of the most popular apps in US. Pixabay
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Rabbi Abraham Cooper, the Wiesenthal Center’s associate dean, said Facebook in particular built “a recognition that bad folks might try to use their platform” as its business model. “There is plenty of material they haven’t dealt with to our satisfaction, but overall, especially in terms of hate, there’s zero tolerance,” Cooper said at a New York City news conference.

Rick Eaton, a senior researcher at the Wiesenthal Center, said hateful and violent posts on Instagram, which is part of Facebook, are quickly removed, but not before they can be widely shared.

He pointed to Instagram posts threatening terror attacks at the upcoming World Cup in Moscow. Another post promoted suicide attacks with the message, “You only die once. Why not make it martyrdom.”

Cooper said Twitter used to merit an F rating before it started cracking down on Islamic State tweets in 2016. He said the move came after testimony before a congressional committee revealed that “ISIS was delivering 200,000 tweets a day.”

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This photo shows Facebook launched on an iPhone, in North Andover, Mass., June 19, 2017. VOA

Cooper and Eaton said that as the big tech companies have gotten more aggressive in shutting down accounts that promote terrorism, racism and anti-Semitism, promoters of terrorism and hate have migrated to other sites such as, a Facebook lookalike that’s based in Russia.

There also are “alt-tech” sites like GoyFundMe, an alternative to GoFundMe, and BitChute, an alternative to Google-owned YouTube, Cooper said.

“If there’s an existing company that will give them a platform without looking too much at the content, they’ll use it,” he said. “But if not, they are attracted to those platforms that have basically no rules.”

The Los Angeles-based Wiesenthal Center is dedicated to fighting anti-Semitism, hate, and terrorism. (VOA)