THE TRUE FACE OF JEHADIS
AUTHORED BY AMIR MIR, PUBLISHED BY ROLI BOOKS, INDIA
Pakistan’s status as the frontline state for worldwide jihad is central to its governmental institutions and their absolute command over society. The role of the establishment in injecting religious fanaticism and hatred is a classic case of ideological mobilization of society in the name of God. Journalist Amir Mir’s new book uncovers the overt and covert roots of Pakistan’s descent into intolerance and terrorism and its deadly impact on South Asia and beyond.
Amir Mir has described how the jihad in Jammu & Kashmir had a deleterious effect on Pakistani society. Massive state-sponsored public indoctrination in favor of holy war in Jammu & Kashmir produced a society deeply influenced by the rhetoric of jihad. The denial mode and fantasy for jihad among ordinary Pakistanis today is the result of decades of brainwashing and deficit of objective information about terrorism.
The evidence compiled by Amir Mir in this book throws light on the real reasons General Pervez Musharraf had managed to stay in power for ten long years in spite of ostensibly reversing Pakistan’s Taliban and Kashmir policies after September 11, 2001. But for his great “double game” of cooperation with the US and simultaneous obstructionism to help jihadis, a political typhoon would have long swept him out of the top seat.