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The Jihad Factory: Pakistan's Islamic Revolution in the Making

Sushant Sareen (Author)
Synopsis To a casual visitor who generally roams about in the well-appointed areas of Lahore, Islamabad, Karachi, Peshawaar, Multan etc., talk of a jihadi revolution might appear somewhat far-fetched. But the real story of the jihadi revolution is unfolding in the smaller towns. It is here that the extremists are finding huge support and where their networks have made maximum inroads. The rising attraction of jihad can now be seen in the kind of turnouts during public meetings held by the jihadi organizations. Most of these public meetings are better attended than meetings of the so-called liberal and moderate political parties. The jihadis are today setting the political agenda in Pakistan. They have made deep inroads into the Pakistan Army and civil services. While the number of military personnel directly participating in jihad is still low, there are enough reports to suggest that the army too is becoming jihadi in its outlook.
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About the author

Sushant Sareen

Sushanat Sareen completed his Masters in Economics from Delhi School of Economics in 1990 and later joined the Indian Railways. After serving for a year in the Railways, he resigned to join Public Opinion Trends (POT), a news agency that monitors news in south Asia. Since 1994 he has been a close observer of developments in Pakistan. In 2002 he joined the Observer Research Foundation (ORF) as the Honorary Director of the Pakistan Centre. He is currently an Associate Fellow with ORF in addition to being the Executive Editor, POT. He is also Associate Editor (India) for the website, southasianmedia.net

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Title The Jihad Factory: Pakistan's Islamic Revolution in the Making
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2005
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 8124110751
length 352p., Index; 23cm.