Extremism greater threat than terrorism

In February 2012, a leading Pakistani research institute published a report stating that the problem of religious extremism in Pakistan poses a greater threat to the country than does terrorism and examining a series of extremist incidents from September 2010 to September 2011.

The 54-page report, titled “Extremism Watch: Mapping Conflict Trends in Pakistan 2010-2011,” was published by the Jinnah Institute, a non-governmental organization based in Islamabad.
Marking the release of the report, Jinnah Institute Executive Director Ejaz Haider said: “Extremism is a greater menace in terms of a state’s ability to deal with it, rather than terrorism, and this fact enhances the importance of studying extremism in Pakistan.”

For excerpts from the chapter in the report titled “Conflict Trends: Presenting the Data,” written by Jinna Institute deputy director Salman Zaidi click on the link below.

Source: Memri.org

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