Beyond moderation: dynamics of political Islam in Pakistan

  title={Beyond moderation: dynamics of political Islam in Pakistan},
  author={Joshua T. White},
  journal={Contemporary South Asia},
  pages={179 - 194}
Concerned with a rising tide of religious radicalism within Pakistan, many observers have wondered why moderates do not speak out against militancy. This article explores that question, arguing that the term ‘moderate’ as used in Pakistan has conflicting meanings and is both more complicated and less useful as a tool of analysis than it once seemed. In particular, the inadequacy of extant definitions is best reflected in the reassertion of a radical Sunni Barelvi subculture and in the growing… Expand
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