Ghamidi left Pakistan in 2010 [ citation needed ] as a result of strong and violent actions against his work. In a 2015 interview with Voice of America , Ghamidi explained his reason for departure was to safeguard the lives of people near him  including his neighbours who had begun to fear for their safety.  Some of his close associates had already been killed like Dr. Muhammad Farooq Khan and Dr. Habib-ur-Rehman, the latter of whom was murdered in his clinic.  Another close associate who was related to the work of Ghamidi's Risala , Syed Manzoor-ul-Hasan, one day after leaving Ghamidi's office was shot through the mouth but survived although the bullet still remains in his body.  Ghamidi maintained that because of today's means of communication, his work of education does not get affected by his exile.  Ghamidi, also regularly appears on Ilm-o-Hikmat , a Pakistani Dunya News show.  He has also presented his desire to return in the future when circumstances change. 
The Muslim Student Association of York University handed out free books for its annual Islam Awareness Week in February 2015. One of the books, Women in Islam, has a chapter on ‘Wife Disciplining’ and advises that wives should only be beaten as part of a three stage correctional process. It also notes that there are different kinds of women, including the view that: “Submissive or subdued women. These women may even enjoy being beaten at times as a sign of love and concern .” 36
At a time when it is glaringly apparent that post-bin Laden terrorist networks will thrive, rise up, and strike at the world, largely thanks to their continuing confidence in being able to rely on web-based connectivity for recruitment and training, it is simply unacceptable for the counterterrorist alliance to continue to pursue a strategic approach that clearly does not work. Maybe senior leaders should convene a meeting at Bletchley Park, where the unquiet ghosts of the boffins may scare some sense into them.
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Modernist writers, seeking to reconcile Islam with Western ways, looked to the Qur'an to find a Islamic model to guide Muslim states. They sought a fundamentally defensive vision of jihad, and toward this end argued that all the wars waged by the prophet and the first four caliphs were defensive. Contending that the Qur'an requires Muslims to make peace if their adversaries wish to do so, they include a Dar al-Sulh in their model of the world. Peace treaties may be permanent and Muslims may be neutral in international conflicts. 20 The modernists also work to reconcile Islamic law with international law. Thus, the Organization of the Islamic Conference, an umbrella organization that includes as members most Muslim states, expressed an interest in establishing an international court to reconcile the Shari'a with international public law. Similarly, Muhammad Shaltut, a former rector of Al-Azhar, contends that the Shari'a's emphasis on international peace and the legitimate right of self-defense prefigures the principles of the United Nations. 21