seems to get. After the attack in Peshawar, our leaders, deliberated and deliberated. But this
piece is not about them and the solutions they might come up with. It is about the sociology of
the mindset that either justifies or rationalises terrorism, or impedes tangible action against it. It is about the failure of the state and the society to come up with a narrative that can defeat the terrorists.
Terrorists of all hues — ISIS, [Daesh] Al Qaeda, Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan and its
countless affiliates, Afghan Taliban and its affiliates. India-focused terror groups like
Lashkar-e-Tayyaba and sectarian terror groups like Lashkar-e-Jhangvi — use two
weapons: incredible hatred towards their victims and a narrative to convince and recruit
new supporters to the cause. Keep Reading >>>>>>