Danish Media and Pakistani Islam

Lecture by Uzma Rehman, PhD, University of Copenhagen, History of Religion, Department of Cross-Cultural and Regional Studies

Over the past decade, the news about Pakistan in the Danish media has been mostly related to the acts of religious extremism, terrorism and radicalism whereas a more rampant folk Islam practiced by the majority of Pakistani people is completely missing from the media scene. In this talk, we will look at the major elements about the Pakistani Islam emphasized in the Danish media and compare them with the tradition of Sufi shrines and saint-veneration practiced in Pakistan for centuries.

All are welcome!