University of Islamic Studies

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The University of Islamic Studies is a Muslim religious university in Karachi, Pakistan.

Some of the students at the university have been accused of ties to terrorism. The Summary of Evidence memo prepared for Tawfiq bin Attash's Combatant Status Review Tribunal stated:[1] The detainee's University of Islamic Studies identification card was found at an alleged al Qaida residence in Karachi, Pakistan." Tawfiq bin Attash is alleged to have been one of the key players in the 1998 East Africa Embassy bombings and the 2000 USS Cole bombing.

Amnesty International reports that Shahrulnizam Hamzah and Mohamed Akil abdul Raof were students at the University who were apprehended by Pakistani authorities on 20 September 2003 due to suspicion they had ties to terrorism.[2]

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