By Zahid Hussain
After September eleven, 2001, Pakistan's president, Pervez Musharraf, vowed to struggle extremism in his nation and has considering demonstrated himself as a key best friend in America's "global conflict on terror." yet as veteran Pakistani journalist and commentator Zahid Hussain unearths during this ebook, Musharraf is in an very unlikely place. The Pakistani military and intelligence providers are completely penetrated by means of jihadists. actually, the present executive got here into energy via its aid of radical Islamist teams, corresponding to these struggling with in Kashmir.
Based on specific interviews with key gamers and grassroots radicals, Hussain exposes the threads of Pakistan's complicated political energy net and the results of Musharraf's determination to aid the U.S.'s force opposed to jihadism, which basically took Pakistan to struggle with itself. He recounts the origins and nature of the jihadi circulate in Pakistan and Afghanistan, the long-standing and sometimes denied hyperlinks among militants and Pakistani gurus, the weaknesses of successive elected governments, and the demanding situations to Musharraf's authority posed through politico-religious, sectarian, and civil society parts in the country.
The jihadi madrassas of Pakistan are incubators of the main feared terrorists on the earth. Osama bin weighted down himself is assumed to be hiding with regards to the Pakistani border. even though the country's "war on terror" has to date been a degree express, a truly genuine conflict is looming, the result of to be able to have grave implications for the long run safeguard of the world.