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Media Discourse on Deobandi Terrorism – July 14 to July 17, 2015

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Arabisation of Bangladesh

The Daily Star
July 14, 2015

However, Bangali Muslims retained their language, script and many other aspects of the indigenous Bengali culture in the wake of mass conversion. Some of them are still unwilling to give up certain indigenous/Turco-Persian rituals and beliefs – such as showing reverence to dead Sufis/Pirs, and believing in certain cults, including the Satya Pir, the Bangali Muslim version of the Hindu Satya Narayan. In sum, a syncretistic Islam evolved in Bengal, which ultra-orthodox Wahhabi-Faraizi-Deobandi-Salafi Muslims have been trying to supplant with orthodoxy, at least for the last 200 years. Their success is partial.

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http://www.thedailystar.net/op-ed/arabisation-bangladesh-112009

No unregistered madressah sealed in Karachi

Pakistan Today

July 16, 2015

A report prepared by the Sindh Police and submitted to the home department shows that just 167 unregistered madressahs — 139 in Hyderabad and 28 in Benazirabad — have been sealed by the authorities so far. They included 95 Barelvi madressahs, 63 Shia, five Deobandi and four Ahl-i-Hadith madressahs.

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http://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2015/07/16/national/no-unregistered-madressah-sealed-in-karachi/

No unregistered madressah sealed in Karachi, many other districts

Hasan Mansoor

Dawn

July 16, 2015

A report prepared by the Sindh Police and submitted to the home department shows that just 167 unregistered madressahs — 139 in Hyderabad and 28 in Benazirabad — have been sealed by the authorities so far. They included 95 Barelvi madressahs, 63 Shia, five Deobandi and four Ahl-i-Hadith madressahs.

Officials said majority of the madressahs were owned by Wafaq-ul-Madaris Arabia (Deoband), followed by Tanzeem-ul-Madaris Ahle Sunnat (Barelvi), Wafaq-ul-Madaris (Fiqh Jafria) and Wafaq Al-Sulfia (Ahle Hadith).

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http://www.dawn.com/news/1194706

JUI-F in Sindh: Mixing religion and nationalism

The News

Led by Maulana Fazlur Rehman, the JUI-F follows the Deobandi school of thought. It primarily functions as an ‘electoral party’ where success in elections, no matter how limited, provides the party the opportunity to form government at provincial and federal level. This gives the party resources and power.

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http://tns.thenews.com.pk/mixing-religion-and-nationalism/#.VaiqHKPLfcR