Tuesday, March 22, 2005

GLOBAL JIHAD: New jihadis, new threats

It has been seen from the experience of the ideological terrorist groups of West Europe of the 1970s and the 1980s, which withered away after the collapse of the USSR and other communist states of West Europe, that trans-national terrorist groups cannot survive without the sponsorship and complicity of another state in matters such as sanctuaries, training, supply of funds and arms and ammunition. If international jihadi terrorism continues to thrive despite the united action of the international community, it is largely because of the continued availability of sponsorship and complicity from Pakistan, Saudi Arabia and Bangladesh. The provision in the UN Security Council Resolution No 1373 calling on all member-countries to stop providing direct or indirect assistance to terrorists remain unheeded by these countries. Unless and until these three states are called to account by the international community, it is unlikely to prevail over international jihadi terrorism...............More