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An Assessment Of Islamic State’s Threat To Pakistan: Propaganda And Reality

Published | April 25,2023

By | Riccardo Valle

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On April 24, the English language branch of Islamic State Khorasan (ISKP) Al-Azaim Media – the official mouthpiece of the outfit – published a new 25-minute-long video titled “The Unrestrained Metastasis within the Body of the Ummah” centred around Pakistan, the video is original in content and was published in the English language with Urdu subtitles, the second of its kind. The latter had been released in December 2022, the first-ever video dedicated uniquely to Pakistan, titled “For the Muslims in the Land of Muhammad Ibn Qasim”.

The new video is a long tirade against Pakistan, particularly focusing on social, economic, and political issues within the country, employing narratives which resemble Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) usual propaganda. While most topics of discussion...