How to Contain Radical Islam: Lessons from South Asia


Taberez Ahmed Neyazi

Asia Pacific Bulletin, No. 70


Washington, DC: East-West Center

Publication Date: September 24, 2010
Binding: electronic
Pages: 2
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During a March 2007 hearing, the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee observed that while "homegrown terrorism" presents a real and serious challenge, the United States is fortunate that radicalization seems to have less appeal here than in other parts of the world. Confronted with recent evidence of radicalized Muslim Americans, however, such confidence in America's "homegrown" Muslim population seems to be misplaced. A recent increase in terrorism-related incidents involving Muslim Americans has sent an alarming signal across the American political establishment. It has also brought into question the level of integration of Muslim Americans into mainstream society and this minority's odds of being swayed by radical ideology. Taberez Ahmed Neyazi compares the counterterrorism efforts in South Asia and the United States.

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