The Maldives-Syria Connection: Jihad in Paradise?
Terrorism Monitor, Volume: 12 Issue: 22, November 21, 2014
APOCALYPTIC JIHADIST: AL-QAEDA IN THE INDIAN SUBCONTINENT CHIEF AASIM UMAR" (AQIS)'s Chief Asim Umar in the October issue of Militant Leadership Monitor (Author, Animesh Roul, MLM, Jamestown Foundation, Vol 5 (10) October 2014)
Animesh Roul (SSPC, Executive Director) "Child Soldiers Of India’s Myriad Mutinies", | DEFENCE AND SECURITY ALERT, November 2014.
Pakistan's Anti-India Spy Network Eyes Vital Defense Infrastructure from Sri Lanka
Publication: Terrorism Monitor Volume: 12 Issue: 19, October 10, 2014
By: Animesh Roul
Jihadist discourse over the past year has exhorted India's sizeable Muslim population to participate in jihad, either abroad or targeting the Indian state.
Despite Indian nationals' involvement in transnational terrorist plots, and a substantial indigenous insurgent campaign through the late 2000s, Indian Muslims have typically avoided the jihadist call.
Bangladesh faces growing security threats from a range of radical Islamist interests, including entrenched Deobandi militants, newly emergent jihadist groups, and even transnational operations such as Al-Qaeda.
A message from Al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri in January 2014, the first specifically directed at Bangladesh, will resonate with a number of radical groups aiming to spread jihad within the country.
Jane's Intelligence Review, October 2014
The Maldives is experiencing a growing undercurrent of Islamist extremism. Animesh Roul examines this trend and the domestic risk posed by Maldivian youths travelling to fight alongside Islamist groups in jihadist theatres such as Syria.
Pakistan has struggled to cope with the spread of polio, a debilitating viral disease. Human infections are frequently reported despite government and international agencies’ efforts to eliminate the disease. According to a World Health Organization (WHO) estimate, at least 72 polio cases were recorded in Pakistan in 2013, compared to 58 cases in 2012. In 2014, the number of infected children had already reached 115 through August. The most affected provinces of Pakistan are Punjab, Sindh, and Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (KP).
It's jihad gone desi down the digital way. Against the backdrop of reports that young men from Maharashtra and Tamil Nadu are fighting with the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, a hitherto unheard of militant organisation has posted ISIS videos with Hindi, Tamil and Urdu subtitles and jihadi literature in Hindi on the Net.
Read about Pakistan's Frankenstein’s monster, Mast Gul
"Legendary Kashmiri Militant Mast Gul Reemerges after Long Hibernation" , Militant Leadership Monitor [June 2014 Volume V, Issue 6] [Animesh Roul]