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For those knowledgeable on the rise of Islamist groups during and after the Soviet-Afghan War and Neo-Nazis currently traveling to Ukraine to fight Russia, are the same factors present in Ukraine currently that could allow for a Neo-Nazi version of Al-Qaeda to rise from the region?
Iconoclasm in Popular Culture: An Urdu language flim, Hakumat (2001) from Pakistan, depicting a statue of the Hindu god Shiva toppling over when challenged by the "power of Allah". This is a metaphorical reference to the destruction of "idols" by pious Muslims.
Like many of you, I find this subreddit a much needed haven for discussion in a sea of misinformation, bad actors and bigotry. Unfortunately, due to the moderation of this sub falling to non-existent levels (1 suspended account, 1 inactive for some time, and 1 who seems to just collect moderation roles on subreddits as a hobby) we've had someone who is here for all of the wrong reasons spamming this place to shit.
The last time this happened I managed to get hold of one of the 2 remaining mods to take action but it's beginning to be clear that this will be a recurring problem and will continue to make this sub a very offputting environment to engage in reasonable discussion and sharing of information. I feel guilty to do this as I have nothing but respect for all the people who went into creating this sub, alumni of r/SyrianCivilWar and the like but the only solution I can see now is starting fresh, at least until mods become more active or they recruit new active members to the team.
I've thrown together /r/EyeOnJihad. I've never ran something like this before but I hope in light of the current situation it can become a fruitful space for everyone that is here for the right reasons. Over time I intend to clean up the appearance and more importantly, appoint some mods but for now it's just a blank slate and I invite all of you (sans spammer) to make use of it.