Causes of Terrorism in Pakistan
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Causes of Terrorism in Pakistan
The war is the dangerous inventions that the human ever created. Human minds are so powerful that they crafted variations of the war. There came the scientific exploration like the massive destroyer which includes the chemical weapons. The war inherited its powerful authority into its younger version, the terrorism.
Unlike the war, terrorism is a kind of massive assault that is hidden and the agenda is hard to decipher. But the terrorism act triggers a clue to start a war. There are always characters involved when there is an attack like the one portrayed in the film. However, the film is just a creation of the mind, and terrorism when happens in reality and meet the eyes is not a drama.
Pakistan and Terrorism
The 21st Century was welcomed with a bomb. The attack on World Trade Center opened a new chapter in the modern history. Many scholars told that the attack was foretold in the visions of Nostradamus; stating that the Twin Towers in the City of York is burned into a demonic fire until it kissed the heaven.
The terrorism opened a business such as another form of capitalization. But it is hard to swallow that a country has no choice in receiving the king of package and became a pre-requisite for development. Pakistan is paying a heavy price due to war on terrorism. The country itself has become a battle ground, which is fighting at economic, social and political fronts. Many theorists think of terrorism as an unconventional warfare and a psychological warfare but 9/11 has given terrorism a new definition and dimension.1
Causes of Terrorism
In the world wide view, there can be several causes of terrorism: political oppression, cultural domination, economic exploitation, ethnic discrimination, and religious persecution. In Pakistan, it is primarily due to religious and economic factors. The religion became the first trigger the terrorism when the concept of jihad is exploited.2
The technology is another contributing factor in the spread of terrorism in Pakistan. Hi tech and cheap technology is easily available. Hiring of terrorists, transfer of funds, communication is done by the use of information communication technology (ICTs). Technological based weapons are easily accessible given the lack of strong legislation to control arms trading. With the access to the Internet makes it possible for anyone to have the know-how of building bombs and executing attacks.3
The increased danger of sectarian motivated acts of violence, have gained in power and influence over the recent past. External as well as internal influences have impacted the sectarian issues and have served to further intensify the magnitude and seriousness of the problem. Sectarian violence, therefore, was an extremely rare and unheard of phenomenon in Pakistan with sectarian disputes being very localized and confined rather than being frequent and widespread.4
Another factor is the fall of the Taleban that introduced a new dimension in terrorism activities in Pakistan because a sizeable number of the Jehadi elements who returned to Pakistan got involved in terrorist activities.5
The recruitment of the terrorists is very alarming and somewhat growing fast. Some terrorists are less than 20 years of age. The education has also serves as one of the impact in military potential. It is said that secular or sectarian schools are a training ground for the future terrorists, which has the main purpose is to teach Islamic education for the poor. These kinds of schools are supported by the outside alliance, and not beyond the government knowledge.
Most of the sectarian terrorists in Pakistan obtained their military training abroad (in Afghanistan) while the other sectarian militants were all trained within Pakistan. The effectiveness of the propaganda and training material is not that strong if there is no will r motivation. They use the vulnerability of the youth to become at least fearless and without any remorse at their acts. More over, it is determined through series of studies that family background also played a role in the recruitment of the militant sectarian groups. There’s only a little percent of contribution that came from the poor families up to the middle class.
The terrorism really terrorized the country. The fact that the terrorists’ attacks their main target, they also include the other supporting countries. The terror that they bring usually lasts in months and the terrorists are willing to risks their life through their common attacks, suicide bombings.
The main cause is still blurred, although it is basically formed through the sectarian aspect and other political adversities. Is the reason is to become united with the other religions or the war to become the supremacy. There are many political issues that have to answer which includes the position in the government. But is these reasons are truly reasonable enough to dilute a kind of attacks and destroy the peace in other countries?
The Pakistan should stay intact in their common goal to raise a war against the terrorism and the revolt among the terrorists that plans to kill just for personal interest.