Islamic extremism is on the rise while the world tries to understand the basic reason behind the motivation of young men and women turning to extremist groups. Countries like Pakistan, Iraq, Afghanistan and Syria have been devastated during this past decade due to religious extremism. In Pakistan alone, about 450 suicide bombings have taken more than 10,300 innocent lives during the period of last 10 years. The targets of these suicide bombers include mosques, schools, busy streets, shopping centers and other public areas.

Watch the research-based video about discoveries in Pakistan by Haroon Ullah, a senior State Department advisor and a foreign policy professor at Georgetown University. He tries to find out what makes someone become an Islamic extremist.

The findings are shocking!

Why Do People Become Islamic Extremists?What makes someone become an Islamic extremist? Is it poverty? Lack of education? A search for meaning? Haroon Ullah, a senior State Department advisor and a foreign policy professor at Georgetown University, shares what he discovered while living in Pakistan.

Posted by Prager University on Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Categories: Religion