Law & Society

“O you who believe! Show integrity for the sake of God and bear witness with justice. Do not let hatred for a people incite you against justice. Be just. That is closer to God-consciousness”

 [Quran, 5:8]

Counter-Narrative to Terrorism

The last 15 years have brought into sharp focus the reality that military force alone cannot defeat extremism and capturing and killing terrorists alone is not an effective strategy. One needs to understand how and why individuals become terrorists. Today, the focus of international counterterrorism efforts has shifted and more attention is being paid to the ‘softer’ side of the fight against terrorism. At AKF, ground-work has been laid to set up a Steering Committee on Counter-Narrative to Terrorism. This project has been undertaken in collaboration with the Lahore College for Women University (“LCW”), Lahore, Pakistan which holds the distinction of being the largest women’s university in Asia with a student population of 21,000. The objective is to research and document a reasoned counter-narrative to terrorism andengage civil, and government society in a constructive, result-oriented dialogue.