Barisan National Revolutionary Front
BRN was founded by Ustadz Haji Abdul Karim Hassan (also known as Abdul Karim Hassan or Ustadz Karim) on March 13, 1963, as a splinter group of Barisan Nasional Pembe-Basan Pattani (BNPP). BRN adopted a more socialist ideology than its Islamic progenitor, the BNPP. The group espoused pan-Arab socialism and encouraged cooperation with communist parties and groups. The difficulty of incorporating Islam, nationalism and socialism into a coherent ideology resulted in considerable splintering...
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