ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Changing Colours of Violence

of Violence Good Muslim, Bad Muslim: Islam, the USA, and the Global War against Terrorism by Mahmood Mamdani; Permanent Black, Delhi, 2004; KHALED AHMED In December 2004 when Mahmood Mamdani spoke to an audience in Lahore, he took great care to frame his theme in the American context. When an Islamist, a member of Hizb al-Tahrir demanding a universal Islamic caliphate, asked him if he would endorse a return to sharia for all Muslim states of the world, he said he belonged to Africa where the Muslims were a minority community and therefore cared for democracy; in Muslim majority states, he asserted, the Muslims were not agreed on the sharia, implying that they cared little for democracy.

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