The Fluttering Flag of Jehad
by Amir Mir
The book takes stick of the post 9/11 state of Pakistan, noting that seven years after the terror attacks in the Unites States that shook the entire world, Jinnah’s Pakistan, despite being a key ally in the US-led war against war against terror in all those years, continues to reverberate with the call of jehad. The flag of militant Islam keeps fluttering high more alarming even than usual, with the extremist jehadis literally marching on the state. The writer states that while the Bush era is coming to a fag end amidst an endless war on terror, the Taliban-style militias are again spreading out rapidly from the Pak-Afghan border provinces and the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) which are not much different today to the Taliban-controlled Afghanistan before the 9/11 attacks.
Amir Mir is a leading investigative journalist of Pakistan.