Having routinely ignored several atrocities justified in the name of Islam, the December 16, 2014 massacre of almost 145 people, including 132 children at the Army Public School in Peshawar, has finally established a new blood-soaked benchmark for Pakistan’s tolerance. This latest carnage is perhaps the proverbial straw that finally broke the camel’s back in Pakistan. Similarly, the terrorist attack on Charlie Hebdo, the follow-up attack on the grocery store in Paris and the suicide blast in Rawalpindi (Pakistan) has plunged the world in shock and grief. These repeated and multiple attacks show the power of such terrorist groups. Click Radicalizing Ideology for the complete paper.
This article was published in Criterion Quarterly, April-June 2015 issue (Vol 10, No 2)