CONTENTS:- Preface; Concept of jihad; Epicentre of jihad; Musharraf and jihad; Madarsas: Lifeline of jihad; Dawood ibrahim: Architect of jihad-Crime nexus; Banladesh: A new address of islam terrorism; The spectre of islamic jihad in china; Terrorism in south East Asia; Islamic terrorism in Central Asia; The terrorist threat in africa; Future of jihad;
This book focuses, for the first time, on an entirely different genre of terrorism which, although it derives its inspiration from the Al Qaida, has evolved its own dangerous mixture of state sponsorship, mafia support and religious fanaticism. In the process, the sub-continent has seen the emergence of the Lashkar-e-Toiba as a new international behemoth, coupled with an explosion of religious schools in Pakistan whose alumni fanned out in Diaspora of bigotry not only over the sub-continent but across South East Asia. Thus, the LET, its parent the Jamaat-ud-Dawa and its auxiliaries can truly be counted as the next generation of home-grown terrorist groups with wide international ramifications. The danger from the LET and its fellow travelers is far greater than posed by the Al Qaida. The LET is the only terrorist organization that enjoys the protection and guidance afforded by the ISI. Unlike the Al Qaida, which depended on scattered support, the LET and its cohorts have ready access to the world-wide support of the Dawood Ibrahim mafia by way of transport, arms, ammunition, safe houses and legends. Besides, the author has placed China and Saudi Arabia under a microscope for their sins of omission and commission. In many respects, therefore, this book is a trail-blazer, a must for all serious students of terrorism.