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Author Khan, Amil

Title Pakistan and the narratives of extremism / Amil Khan
Published Washington, DC : United States Institute of Peace, [2013]
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Description 1 online resource (14 pages)
Series Special report ; 327
Special report (United States Institute of Peace) ; 327
Contents Introduction -- Al-Qaeda's master narratives -- Pakistan's fragile narrative -- Al-Qaeda's Pakistan narrative -- The role of Pakistan's external patrons in the narratives -- A plan for working with existing narratives and promoting new ones -- Key recommendations and conclusions
Summary This report focuses on the inroads extremist narratives have made in Pakistani society. As Pakistani reactions to the attack on schoolgirl Malala Yousufzai illustrated, Islamist extremists of various types have largely succeeded in painting their worldview as being analogous to Pakistan's self-image. Their success in framing the narrative makes extremism in Pakistan a unique challenge and countering it of importance to global counterextremism efforts. Reversing this success and preventing extremists from destabilizing Pakistan and threatening the international community requires engagement with the narratives that shape Pakistanis' views of their country and their country's place on the world stage
Notes "March 2013."
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 13-14)
Notes Online resource; title from PDF caption (USIP, viewed March 14, 2013)
Subject Qaida (Organization)
Qaida (Organization)
Communication -- Political aspects -- Pakistan -- Pāṭa
Propaganda -- Pakistan -- Pāṭa
Radicalism -- Pakistan -- Pāṭa -- Prevention
Radicalism -- Pakistan -- Pāṭa
Communication -- Political aspects.
Form Electronic book
Author United States Institute of Peace
ISBN 1601271646