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In Their Own WordsUnderstanding Lashkar-e-Tayyaba$
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C. Christine Fair

Print publication date: 2019

Print ISBN-13: 9780190909482

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2019

DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780190909482.001.0001

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What is the Let?

What is the Let?

A Critical Examination

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(p.67) 4 What is the Let?
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In Their Own Words
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C. Christine Fair

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190909482.003.0004

This chapter provides an historical account of LeT's ideological roots as well as its organizational and operational development, including its most recent foray into Pakistani politics despite decades of forswearing direct political participation. Even though Pakistan did not create LeT/JuD or its parent organization MDI, it quickly co-opted it and rendered it the most lethal and loyal proxy in Pakistan's arsenal for managing external threats but also for assisting its military and intelligence agencies domestically.

Keywords:   Salafis, Sectariansim, Wahhabis, Deobandis, Barelvis, Political Islam, South Asian Islam, MDI

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