Ideological Roots of Faith based Violence & Terrorism – Interview by Caleb Maupin

Political Analyst & Journalist Caleb Maupin sits down with 3 of the 4 editors of “Faith Based Violence & Militancy in Pakistan” including: Professor Jawad Syed, ‎Professor at Suleman Dawood School of Business, Lahore University of Management Sciences, Professor Tahir Kamran, Dean of Arts & Social Science, Government College University. Lahore, Pakistan Professor Edwina Pio, University Director of Diversity, Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand. Continue reading Ideological Roots of Faith based Violence & Terrorism – Interview by Caleb Maupin

Unsophisticated and naive? Fragmenting monolithic understandings of Islam

Jawad Syed and Edwina Pio Abstract Mainstream academic literature and media use the word ‘Islam’ or ‘Muslim’ in a monolithic manner that implies internal homogeneity. However, the Islamic faith is subject to multiple interpretations, with multiple types of Muslims who practice Islam based on their ideological interpretations, sect, ethnicity and gender. Drawing on a review of literatures on Islam and Muslims from diverse fields such as religion, gender, diversity and extremism, we present a taxonomy of different types of Muslims, and highlight implications for management, organizations and governance. We trace ideological sources of divergence among variants of Islam and analyze … Continue reading Unsophisticated and naive? Fragmenting monolithic understandings of Islam