“As advised by you, O Revered Master, we are now watching BBC TV and not the stupid serials. ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and Syria) and Taliban are almost daily in news. Either they butcher somebody like cattle or barge into some army camp and shoot down hundreds of people. They exploded a bomb in the diplomatic enclave of Kabul towards the end of May 2017. The blast was so massive that it shook the earth beneath—one survivor said that it felt like an earthquake!”
“My dears, the TV can give you just the news. To become knowledgeable like me, you must have comprehensive information. They are likely to expand their activities into India also. Already some 22 young, highly educated Indians have left the comforts of their homes to fight and get killed for the ISIS.”
Here you will learn what they are; what is their ideology; what is their objective; why are they opposed to the West; what are they doing; what atrocities they are committing; how do they treat women; what explains their appeal which makes people leave their homes and travel thousands of miles to fight for them; what is Wahabism/Salafism; what is meant by jihad and the jihadists; what is radicalization and de-radicalization; what is the role of the madarsas with regard to terrorism; how do they get their arms and armament; how do they get the funds they need and how the world can disrupt those sources; how the Western world and the USA have made a mess of the Middle-East and the Syrian Civil War; how the Taliban are making a comeback even after 16 years of relentless bombing by the Americans; what are the prospects of a Taliban victory; and finally, can the world expect to get rid of the ISIS and Taliban or, are they here to stay?
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