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Vali Nasr’s problematic discourse on ‘Sunni-Shia sectarianism’

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This false Sunni-Shia and Saudi-Iran binary by Vali Nasr is a major disservice to thousands of Sunni and Shia Muslims, Christians, Yezidis, Kurds and other communities who are being massacred in countries as diverse as Nigeria, Kenya, Syria, Libya, Iraq, Pakistan, Afghanistan etc by the transnational takfiri Wahhabi and Deobandi Complex variously known as ISIS, Al Qaeda, Taliban, ASWJ-LeJ, Al-Shabab, Boko Haram, Al-Nusra and Jamaah Islamiah.

Only a few days ago, 48 fishermen were killed by Boko Haram in Nigeria and 54 people were killed by Taliban in a suicide blast in Afghanistan. This incessant massacre of Christians, Sunni and Shia Muslims by the transnational Whahabi Deobandi Complex is Sunni vs Shia? Saudi vs Iran?

45,000 Sunni Sufis and Barelvis have been killed by Deobandi terrorists in Pakistan due to 14 centuries old Sunni-Shia binary?

Sunni and Shia, the way we see them today, were not there at least until the Abbasid Caliphate. That’s, however, beside the point. Our focus is and should remain on Deobandi-Wahhabi terrorism against both Sunni and Shia and other communities.

When asked a question about the rise of extremism in Pakistan, Vali Nasr said: “When the rich become disconnected with the poor, the poor turn to the clerics.” (Express Tribune, 23 Nov 2014)

http://tribune.com.pk/story/795598/what-causes-violence-in-south-asia-its-all-about-identity-says-dr-vali-nasr/

Utter nonsense!

It’s now empirically proven that transnational Wahhabi and Deobandi terrorism cannot be explained from a Marxits lens (in a Taiq Ali style). The 9/11 hijackers were not famine stricken men from Ethiopia. In fact, the Deoabndi takfiri suicide bombers who are routinely blowing themselves up at Sunni Sufi shrines and Shia Ashura parades in Pakistan are connected with the petro-dollar rich Saudi Sheikhs and their equally rich Deobandi and Wahhabi proxies. This puritanical and violent ideology is evil per se!

This one from The News:

http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-4-285874-Pakistan

“Pakistan, having the largest Shia population after Iraq, is the canary in the coalmine of sectarianism, Dr Vali Nasr, the dean of advanced international studies at the Johns Hopkins University, said on Saturday.
He was delivering a lecture on the growing role of sectarianism in Muslim politics globally and in Pakistan at the Habib University on Saturday.
Nasr, who is also a member of the US government’s board on foreign policy, said the growth of sectarianism in Pakistan had been the manifestation of the Iran-Saudi political rivalry stemming from trying to maintain a hold in the Middle East.”

Rubbish!

This Saudi-Iran proxy war theory is the preferred discourse of ASWJ, Saudis, ISI and CIA to justify or/and obfuscate Wahhabi/Deobandi terrorism against Sunni, Shia, Christian and other communities.

Ideologically, this man has now contributed to, justified and enabled future massacres of Sunni Sufis and Shias in Pakistan.

In fact, the very title of the talk at Habib University was a recipe for disaster. Sectarianism is always a false neutral and indequate term to describe Deobandi Wahhabi terrorism against Sunni and Shia.

I would like to see the full video of his speech in Karachi for further comments. However, the reports in the media and social media about the contents of Vali Nasr’s lecture are really discomfiting.

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Manzoor Isran wrote:

Attended a lecture of Prof. Vali Nasr, Dean John Hopkins University, US, at Habib University on, Karachi on how sectarianism effecting Islam.
Prof. Vali stressed for religious plurality in Islam for the peace but the sectarian fight between Shia Islam and Sunni Islam is old and goes beyond theological difference. It has now become more political and more bloody, he argued.
He said Hasan al-Bana and Moulana Moodoodi could not create Islamic State through revolution but Khomeini did in 1979.
About Shia in the middle east, he said shias preferred to identify themselves as secular and joined secular parties but after the exploitation and killing of Shia in Lebanon by Palestinians and the mass murder of 300,000 shias at the hands of sadam in Iraq changed their thinking and finally led them to form their own religious identity.
He said the emergence of Iraq as a Shia state in the heart of Arabian Peninsula sent shock waves across the Sunni States. It was the first Arab country emerging as Shia state..
About the ISIS, he said the it’s emergence is the reaction of growing shiaism in the Arab world. If ISIS becomes successful in the creation of Sunni state in territories of Iraq and Syria, it would create problems for neighbouring States.
He said that it is not for the first time that ISIS is exterminating the minorities like Shias, Yazidis and kurds but Saudi too killed minorities in 1920s
To me the interesting in part of the lecture was that Saudi Monarchy, which is comprising of 35000 royal family members, consumes 45% of GDP.
He said major demand of Shia clerics today is that Shia Islam should be recognized as fifth school of thought in Islam by Sunnis and if it is done then there will peace in the Islamic world, he argued.
While talking about Saudi-Iran relationship, he said much depends on Iran-US nuclear deal. If Iran becomes successful in making nuclear bomb then Iran will emerge as dominant power in Middle Eastern politics.
For peace in Islamic world, plurality should be allowed, without which there won’t be peace, he argued…

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  • Habib University @HabibUniversity · Nov 24
    Sectarianism was a “political, historical, strategic & religious problem with a 1,400 history”. @vali_nasr @dawn_com http://bit.ly/1v4bDVW
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    Habib University @HabibUniversity · Nov 24
    “Sectarianism is the oldest conflict, this is about power; this is about hegemony.” @vali_nasr @etribune. Read http://bit.ly/1vcz9kL
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    Habib University @HabibUniversity · Nov 24
    Find out more about @HabibUniversity by exploring http://www.habib.edu.pk – #AreYouExcited?
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    Habib University @HabibUniversity · Nov 23
    To top off an insightful weekend, Mr. Rafiq M. Habib hosts a dinner in honor of @vali_nasr and several guests.
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    Habib University @HabibUniversity · Nov 23
    The City School PAF Chapter visited @HabibUniversity on 20th November, 2014. View album http://on.fb.me/157KXex
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    Habib University @HabibUniversity · Nov 23
    We’re starting the debate special taping for “Tonight w/@MoeedNj” @ARYNEWSOFFICIAL @vali_nasr @HabibUniversity
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    Habib University @HabibUniversity · Nov 23
    ‘Tonight w/Moeed Pirzada’ taping to begin in an hour @ARYNEWSOFFICIAL @vali_nasr @MoeedNj @HabibUniversity – #AreYouExcited?
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    Habib University @HabibUniversity · Nov 23
    The @TheAryNews Team is setting up for the taping of “Tonight with @MoeedNj” – due to record at 4pm @HabibUniversity
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    Habib University @HabibUniversity · Nov 23
    @marvisirmed Yes, he is! He will be taped @ 4pm today for an episode of the “Tonight with Moeed Pirzada” show by @ARYNEWSOFFICIAL in English
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    Habib University @HabibUniversity · Nov 23
    @murtazajunaid1 Hello, the lecture was about sectarianism playing a role in Muslim politics globally and in Pakistan. We LIVE tweeted it!
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    Vali Nasr @vali_nasr · Nov 23
    @HabibUniversity has a great campus and program. It has been a pleasure being here.
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    Habib University @HabibUniversity · Nov 23
    @Vali_Nasr will be taped by @ARYNEWSOFFICIAL ‘Tonight w/@MoeedNj’ at 4 pm @habibuniversity about geopolitical issues.
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    Habib University @HabibUniversity · Nov 23
    @Wasifshakil @marvisirmed @vali_nas We will be hosting @MoeedNj for a special recording of “Tonight with Moeed Pirzada”. Starts 4pm sharp
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    Habib University @HabibUniversity · Nov 23
    @Wasifshakil Habib University barely sleeps 🙂
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    Habib University @HabibUniversity · Nov 23
    @marvisirmed @Wasifshakil @vali_nasr Yes Dr. Vali Nasr is visiting Habib University and gave the lecture in our campus.
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    Farahnaz Zahidi @FarahnazZahidi · Nov 22
    Modernity is by nature neithr liberal nor intolerant,says @vali_nasr at @HabibUniversity.Whoa!History being grilled in a contemporary setup
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    Wasif Shakil @Wasifshakil · Nov 22
    This is an investment in Pakistan’s future, says @vali_nasr about @HabibUniversity
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    Wasif Shakil @Wasifshakil · Nov 22
    In Pakistan, its like homecoming says @vali_nasr @HabibUniversity
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    Wasif Shakil @Wasifshakil · Nov 22
    Wow this is great. Can’t believe this is an institution in #Pakistan @HabibUniversity
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    Habib University @HabibUniversity · Nov 23
    @fmullick We love hosting you! It was such a pleasure to welcome you. Please do come again and soon.
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    Hassan @hoshearpuri · Nov 22
    What a fantastic session with @vali_nasr thanks to @HabibUniversity #sectarianism #Karachi
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    Habib University @HabibUniversity · Nov 22
    @mehsoore Hi! We will upload it in a weeks time on our Vimeo channel and notify all through our Social Media accounts.
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    Habib University @HabibUniversity · Nov 22
    This has been an honor for us both as an institution of higher education, and an enterprise that encourages discourse on regional issues.
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    Habib University @HabibUniversity · Nov 22
    Thank you Dr. Vali Nasr @vali_nasr for this enlightening talk! We are greatly honored to have hosted you here at our institution.
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    Habib University @HabibUniversity · Nov 22
    “I laud you (@HabibUniversity) for your initiative – it is heartening to see this University and it gives me hope for the future” Dr. Nasr
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    Habib University @HabibUniversity · Nov 22
    “Private universities like Habib can become spaces where unfettered debate takes place and pours out into wider society” Dr. Vali Nasr
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    Habib University @HabibUniversity · Nov 22
    “The private sector is now taking over – and to them, it’s about building a good enterprise; which is good for the country as well”
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    Habib University @HabibUniversity · Nov 22
    “It’s very difficult for a country to produce excellent leaders and civil servants if a good system of secondary education does not exist”
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    Habib University @HabibUniversity · Nov 22
    “What’s happening to Pakistan’s universities is nothing sort of a tragedy – they’ve become bastions of political parties”
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    Habib University @HabibUniversity · Nov 22
    “Take Lahore or Karachi in the 1940s” Dr Nasr’s answer to if we ever had pluralistic societies in our history.
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    Habib University @HabibUniversity · Nov 22
    “You have to recognize the problem and fix it – the strategy isn’t the problem, there is always a way” — Dr. @vali_nasr
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    Habib University @HabibUniversity · Nov 22
    “Institutional investment does pay off.” – Dr. Nasr during a Q&A with the audience #HUYohsinLecture
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    Habib University @HabibUniversity · Nov 22
    “This is one of the reasons why sectarianism persists”
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    Habib University @HabibUniversity · Nov 22
    “The Taliban model has worked — and there’s no better model that appeals more than success”
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    Habib University @HabibUniversity · Nov 22
    2/2 into the global economy
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    Habib University @HabibUniversity · Nov 22
    Reformation in Islam is probably going to take a more capitalist form — it won’t be led by a maverick intellectual, but by integration 1/2
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    Habib University @HabibUniversity · Nov 22
    “When the rich become disconnected with the poor, the poor turn to the clerics”
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    Habib University @HabibUniversity · Nov 22
    What role does wealth and economic power have to do with sectarianism?
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    Habib University @HabibUniversity · Nov 22
    “What you’re dealing is with mutually exclusive versions of who gets to dominate – in the context of Pakistan, this hearkens back to 1947”
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    Habib University @HabibUniversity · Nov 22
    This is about power; this is about domination; this is about hegemony — Dr Vali Nasr
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    Habib University @HabibUniversity · Nov 22
    The desire of one community to exert power over another is in no way restricted to the Sunni-Shia issue – you see it reflected everywhere
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    Habib University @HabibUniversity · Nov 22
    European history stops being useful for us when we realize that what worked for them may not work very well for us — Dr. Vali Nasr
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    Habib University @HabibUniversity · Nov 22
    More photos of the event on our Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/HabibUniversity
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    Habib University @HabibUniversity · Nov 22
    Watch a discussion between Dr. Nauman Naqvi and Dr. Vali Nasr LIVE here at http://bit.ly/1F2pkZK
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    Habib University @HabibUniversity · Nov 22
    Dr Nasr and @HabibUniversity Dean Dr Naqvi are now having a discussion.
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    Habib University @HabibUniversity · Nov 22
    “Unfortunately, the dominant Islamist discourse is singularly unhelpful as it strives to narrow the interpretation of Islam” -Dr. @vali_nasr
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    Habib University @HabibUniversity · Nov 22
    “This is not going to go away easily – the longer there is something to fight over, people will fight over it” — Dr. Nasr
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    Habib University @HabibUniversity · Nov 22
    You go to Baghdad, all the sympathy is with Assad – you go to Cairo, and all the sympathy is with the rebels
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    Habib University @HabibUniversity · Nov 22
    “Sectarianism is now seeping into the very social fabric.” — Dr. Nasr
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    Habib University @HabibUniversity · Nov 22
    “People are not intolerant – but they do have a conception of who they are and who they aren’t”
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    Habib University @HabibUniversity · Nov 22
    Sectarianism, therefore, has gone beyond the ethnological argument — this is now a matter of strategy and politics
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    Habib University @HabibUniversity · Nov 22
    “The international community does not have a solution to the creation of a new Sunni state”
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    Habib University @HabibUniversity · Nov 22
    “Far more important than terrorism, what ISIS has achieved is redraw the boundaries of the Ottoman Empire”
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    Habib University @HabibUniversity · Nov 22
    “The entire map of the Middle East as drawn in 1919 is now coming apart” — Dr. Vali Reza Nasr
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    Abdur Rahman Aleemi @araleemi · Nov 22
    Attending an extremely captivating session with @vali_nasr at @HabibUniversity #GreatJob
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    Habib University @HabibUniversity · Nov 22
    @mehsoore Yes! watch it at http://bit.ly/1F2pkZK
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    Mahim Maher @Mahim_Maher · Nov 22
    Vali Nasr is killing it! What a lecture! @HabibUniversity
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    Habib University @HabibUniversity · Nov 22
    The threat is Iran’s ability to dictate political battles – this is about the Iran-Saudi Arabia rivalry – it is about geostragy
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    Habib University @HabibUniversity · Nov 22
    The longer Iran keeps Bashar al-Assad in power, the more polarized the Arab world becomes.
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    Habib University @HabibUniversity · Nov 22
    We are live tweeting Dr. Vali Reza Nasr’s illuminating talk on sectarianism in the Islamic world. Watch it at http://bit.ly/1F2pkZK
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    Habib University @HabibUniversity · Nov 22
    That is why they fear the growing closeness between Iran and the United States
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    Habib University @HabibUniversity · Nov 22
    It is more dangerous to Saudi Arabia that the Shias demand an Imambargah in Medina than the separation of Eastern Saudi Arabia
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    Habib University @HabibUniversity · Nov 22
    “That is its conflict with Sunni Islam, which is ideologically inclined to purge and purify”
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    Habib University @HabibUniversity · Nov 22
    “Shi’ism is more inclined to pluralism – it accepts that Islam has many iterations and takes many forms”
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    Habib University @HabibUniversity · Nov 22
    Watch Dr Vali Nasr @vali_nasr speak live at http://bit.ly/1F2pkZK
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    Habib University @HabibUniversity · Nov 22
    “Iran’s claim to leadership came from the Iranian Revolution – the demonstrated ability to politicize Islam”
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    Habib University @HabibUniversity · Nov 22
    “Saudi Arabia’s claim to Islamic leadership came from its vast financial wealth and control over the two holy cities of Islam”
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    Habib University @HabibUniversity · Nov 22
    Because of Iraq, it seemed to Saudi Arabia that the historic boundary between Iran and the US was becoming more porous
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    Habib University @HabibUniversity · Nov 22
    “The turn of Iraq to Shiaism was seen as an empowerment to Iran.” – Dr. Nasr #HUYohsinLecture
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    Habib University @HabibUniversity · Nov 22
    Sectarianism in Pakistan and Lebanon has been a manifestation of the rivalry of Shia-Sunni, Iran-Saudi Arabia
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    Habib University @HabibUniversity · Nov 22
    “The fact that Iraq has failed to achieve its potential has given a grace period to this region.” — Dr Nasr
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    Habib University @HabibUniversity · Nov 22
    “The implications resonate through the Arab world – an Arab Shia is more dangerous than the Iranian Shia because he speaks Arabic
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    Habib University @HabibUniversity · Nov 22
    “Every Arab capital understood that this was going to mean sectarian trouble – the US had created the first Arab Shia country”
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    Habib University @HabibUniversity · Nov 22
    “What the US achieved was to shatter the authoritarian government that was keeping the majority sect disenfranchised” – Dr. Nasr
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    Habib University @HabibUniversity · Nov 22
    “The demographic of Iraq favored the Shias – and so the removal of the Sunni powerbrokers created a problem”
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    Habib University @HabibUniversity · Nov 22
    The US invasion of Iraq brought the limelight back to the politicization of Shia Islam
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    Habib University @HabibUniversity · Nov 22
    “But the project failed, eventually”
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    Habib University @HabibUniversity · Nov 22
    “Both sides went on to invest in sectarianism – in clerics, in bombings in religious indoctrination- in Pakistan”
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    Habib University @HabibUniversity · Nov 22
    2/2 by the Wahhabis”
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    Habib University @HabibUniversity · Nov 22
    “But because this was Shia revolution made it unpalatable for the Sunnis – and it soon led to the conscious exclusion of Shias from Islam1/2
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    Habib University @HabibUniversity · Nov 22
    @zameer_abbas Hey! Are you LIVE streaming the talk right now? http://Habib.edu.pk/valinasr #HUYohsinLecture
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    Habib University @HabibUniversity · Nov 22
    “In a way, Khomeini’s revolution was what Maududi had wished for — the difference being the sect of the former” — Dr. Nasr
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    Habib University @HabibUniversity · Nov 22
    The Iranian revolution was a symbolic event – symbolic in that an Islamic force took over the political process that wasn’t Sunni
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    Habib University @HabibUniversity · Nov 22
    “In the case of Pakistan, Shias had enjoyed positions of power from the inception of the country – but that broke down in 1977” – Dr. Nasr
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    Habib University @HabibUniversity · Nov 22
    2/2 “The other side said we should take over Arab nationalism, as Shias are better at being Arab than other sects”
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    Habib University @HabibUniversity · Nov 22
    “A big debate broke out on the Arab world following these developments – one side wanted to give up on Arab causes” 1/2
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    Habib University @HabibUniversity · Nov 22
    “Particularly when the Palestinians began to abuse the Shias by taking over their villages and launching attacks on Israel from them”
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    Habib University @HabibUniversity · Nov 22
    “This was manifest in the actions of power brokers like Saddam Hossein, who purged all Shias from positions of power” — Dr. Nasr
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    Habib University @HabibUniversity · Nov 22
    “It became clear in the 60s and 70s that Arab nationalism saw itself as very much Sunni”
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    Habib University @HabibUniversity · Nov 22
    “For a long time the Shias in the Arab world never thought of themselves as different – they were subsumed under secular Arab nationalism”
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    Habib University @HabibUniversity · Nov 22
    You can watch Dr. Vali Reza Nasr speak live at http://bit.ly/1F2pkZK
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    Habib University @HabibUniversity · Nov 22
    “Pakistan has the world’s second largest population of Shias.” – #HUYohsinLecture
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    Habib University @HabibUniversity · Nov 22
    “To be honest, nobody is that interested in the numbers between Shias and Sunnis because it’s too political to talk about.” – Dr. @vali_nasr
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    Habib University @HabibUniversity · Nov 22
    “The dynamic in the Muslim world has been pushing us to a debate about Islamic society and what the role of the sects is within it” Dr. Nasr
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    Habib University @HabibUniversity · Nov 22
    You could see this in the Ahmadiyya issue a few decades ago
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    Habib University @HabibUniversity · Nov 22
    “Sunni Islam by definition has an urge to purify — it’s all about narrowing the definition of who is Muslim and what is Islam”
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    Habib University @HabibUniversity · Nov 22
    @zameer_abbas we’re streaming it live right now! You can watch it at http://www.habib.edu.pk/valinasr/
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    Habib University @HabibUniversity · Nov 22
    This opens the door to the problem of who gets to define what an Islamic state is — Dr. Vali Nasr
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    Habib University @HabibUniversity · Nov 22
    “Religion in Islam is not merely a private matter — at one point it becomes a political issue” Dr. Nasr
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    Habib University @HabibUniversity · Nov 22
    It is a political problem, a historical problem. There is 1400 years of differing history separating the 2 sects of Islam – #HUYohsinLecture
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    Habib University @HabibUniversity · Nov 22
    “Both sects have had a different historic experience, both within countries and as a whole” — Dr. Vali Nasr
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    Habib University @HabibUniversity · Nov 22
    “Sectarianism is a religious, political and strategic problem. It is a conflict that stretches back in Islamic history itself” – Dr. Nasr
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    Habib University @HabibUniversity · Nov 22
    “Pakistan is the canary in the coalmine of the issue of sectarian violence” — Dr. Vali Nasr
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    Habib University @HabibUniversity · Nov 22
    I had hours of conversation with Wasif and am really happy to be here and in Pakistan – #HUYohsinLecture
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    Habib University @HabibUniversity · Nov 22
    I can’t say how heartwarming it is to see this kind of investment in Pakistan’s future @HabibUniversity — Dr. @vali_nasr
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    Habib University @HabibUniversity · Nov 22
    It’s wonderful to come back to Pakistan – it’s always like a homecoming — @vali_nasr
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    Habib University @HabibUniversity · Nov 22
    You can watch Dr.@vali_nasr speak at Habib University live at http://goo.gl/SYtQJe
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    Habib University @HabibUniversity · Nov 22
    We are immensely honored to have Dr. Vali Reza Nasr here @HabibUniversity today evening.
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    Habib University @HabibUniversity · Nov 22
    Acting Dean of the AHSS Dr. Nauman Naqvi – we have one of the most expansive voices in politics here. @vali_nasr
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    Habib University @HabibUniversity · Nov 22
    HU Dean School of Humanities & Social Sciences, Dr. Nauman Naqvi, is now introducing Dr. Vali Reza Nasr
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    Habib University @HabibUniversity · Nov 22
    “Nowhere is this spirit more apparent than in the support for this project by the House of Habib, and the many other benefactors here today”
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    Habib University @HabibUniversity · Nov 22
    HU Pres. Wasif Rizvi – The amazing spirit demonstrated to cultivate renowned universities is something HU strives for
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    Habib University @HabibUniversity · Nov 22
    The spirit of ownership and respect of an institution by the people is what HU wishes to bring to Pakistan
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    Habib University @HabibUniversity · Nov 22
    It’s not just that Yohsin is a rich source of inspiration – it is also an endeavor of national significance – President Wasif Rizvi
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    Habib University @HabibUniversity · Nov 22
    For us, it was “The worth of every human being is in their Yohsin” – President Wasif Rizvi
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    Habib University @HabibUniversity · Nov 22
    When we were setting up this project, we came to this realization – all great universities have a mission
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    Habib University @HabibUniversity · Nov 22
    “There is courage in Habib University’s desire to depart from the norms in higher education” – President Wasif Rizvi
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    Habib University @HabibUniversity · Nov 22
    There is hope for us in Pakistan’s resistance to overt sectarianism – HU President Wasif Rizvi
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    Habib University @HabibUniversity · Nov 22
    President Wasif Rizvi delivering his opening notes. #HUYohsinLecture
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    Habib University @HabibUniversity · Nov 22
    @HabibUniversity begins with a note from the Provost of the university. #HUYohsinLecture w/@vali_nasr
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    Habib University @HabibUniversity · Nov 22
    We’re ready – a little over an hour to go for @vali_nasr to begin his talk on sectarianism effecting Muslim politics.
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    Habib University @HabibUniversity · Nov 22
    Watch #HUYohsinLecture series at @HabibUniversity w/@Vali_Nasr. LIVE streaming http://goo.gl/SYtQJe
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    Habib University @HabibUniversity · Nov 22
    Watch @Vali_Nasr’s lecture today at 5 pm at @HabibUniversity #HUYohsinLecture LIVE streaming http://goo.gl/SYtQJe
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    Habib University @HabibUniversity · Nov 22
    Political scientist Dr. @Vali_Nasr will be at @HabibUniversity today. LIVE streaming at 5 pm http://goo.gl/SYtQJe
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    Habib University @HabibUniversity · Nov 22
    Don’t miss @Vali_Nasr taping Tonight with @MoeedNj tmrw @HabibUniversity. Sign up b4 3pm TODAY http://bit.ly/1xBmzwo
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    Habib University @HabibUniversity · Nov 22
    There are issues that continuously unfold in the background, some of which we will talk about at the lecture – @vali_nasr @HabibUniversity
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    Habib University @HabibUniversity · Nov 22
    “There’s an understanding that each society needs individuals that know how to manage…” @vali_nasr @SAISHopkins
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    Habib University @HabibUniversity · Nov 22
    @vali_nasr has arrived at @HabibUniversity! Lunch organized to meet #HUFaculty & students before the #HUYohsinLecture
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    Syed Zain Mehdi @alive3991 · Nov 22
    @vali_nasr @HabibUniversity Welcome to Pakistan, sir. 🙂
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    Habib University @HabibUniversity · Nov 22
    Learn how sectarianism affects muslim politics, today w/@Vali_Nasr @HabibUniversity LIVE at http://goo.gl/SYtQJe
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    Habib University @HabibUniversity · Nov 22
    4.5 hours left for @vali_nasr’s talk at #HU today! LIVE stream the #HUYohsinLecture VIA http://habib.edu.pk/valinasr at 5pm!
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    Vali Nasr @vali_nasr · Nov 22
    looking forward to my visit and talk at @HabibUniversity today
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    Habib University @HabibUniversity · Nov 22
    Interact w/@Vali Nasr? Register by 3pm TODAY, be part of geopolitical issues w/@MoeedNj http://bit.ly/1xBmzwo
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    Habib University @HabibUniversity · Nov 22
    Register b4 3pm TODAY ‘Tonight with Moeed Pirzada’ taping @Vali_Nasr @ARYNEWSOFFICIAL @MoeedNj http://bit.ly/1xBmzwo
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    Habib University @HabibUniversity · Nov 22
    @vali_nasr, Dean @SAISHopkins talks about sectarianism today at 5pm @HabibUniversity. Watch http://bit.ly/1yNCsOY
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    Habib University @HabibUniversity · Nov 22
    We’re ready for the #HUYohsinLecture happening at 5pm @HabibUniversity w/@vali_nasr. Watch http://bit.ly/1yNCsOY
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    Habib University @HabibUniversity · Nov 22
    @Roohan2Ahmed Hi! The taping will happen at 3 30pm tomorrow on campus but you need to register by 3pm TODAY for it! P.s: Watch us LIVE at 5!
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    Habib University @HabibUniversity · Nov 21
    Meet @Vali_Nasr& @MoeedNj Sunday during @ARYNEWSOFFICIAL taping of Dr Pirzada’s show. Register http://bit.ly/1yNCsOY
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    Habib University @HabibUniversity · Nov 21
    Couldn’t make the talk? Be part of the audience on Sunday w/Vali Nasr @ARYNEWSOFFICIAL @MoeedPirzada @HabibUniversity
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    Habib University @HabibUniversity · Nov 21
    You can interact w/Vali Nasr during a taping of the ‘Tonight with Moeed Pirzada’ show on #Nov23 @HabibUniversity @MoeedNj @ARYNEWSOFFICIAL
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    Karachi Conference @khiconference · Nov 21
    #KarachiConference2014 in full force, Dr. Hasan Ali Khan of @HabibUniversity speaking in the third session on Intangible cultures.
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    Habib University @HabibUniversity · Nov 21
    Register to interact w/@vali_nasr this Sunday for the taping of ‘Tonight w/Moeed Pirzada’ http://goo.gl/SYtQJ
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    Habib University @HabibUniversity · Nov 21
    Interact w/@Vali_Nasr on Sunday (after his talk) at @HabibUniversity. Register http://goo.gl/SYtQJ

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