Nationalism To Blame More Than Religion For Radicalism: Fatima Bhutto

Type to search


News Politics

Nationalism To Blame More Than Religion For Radicalism: Fatima Bhutto

Author Fatima Bhutto believes nationalism is to blame more than religion for radicalism, adding that radicalism was not the ‘exclusive’ property of one religion or ethnicity.

In an interview with The Wire, Bhutto said that Radicalism is a reaction spurred by nationalism more than any religious belief. “Studies have shown this to us again and again. A University of Chicago professor studied every case of suicide terrorism in the early 2000s and found that they were motivated by political beliefs, not religious ones.”

She gave the example of New Zealand mosques shooter saying that he was inspired by a hateful interpretation of nationalism that motivated his violent actions.

The Songs of Blood and Sword author said that the West does not understand the pain of the non-Western world. “They have constructed a completely false narrative about radicalism, which conveniently excuses their wars, their occupations, from any role in its creation.”

Speaking about the role of world leaders including Prime Minister Imran Khan and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Bhutto said that the job of a leader was to provide the vision for the youth of their countries and develop an inclusive environment.

She said that when people get basic necessities of life, they don’t need to pick up arms.

“When people have dignified work, a home, a feeling – that of security that comes from knowing they are a vital part of the fabric of their country and community – they don’t run away to die. They don’t pick up arms if they are assured an honorable life in their home countries.”

Share Now
  • 1.3K
    Shares

Disclaimer: Naya Daur believes in providing space for views and opinions from all sides. But we may not agree with everything we publish. In case of columns and articles not published in Naya Daur’s name, the information, ideas or opinions in the articles are of the author and do not reflect the views of nayadaur.tv. We do not assume any responsibility or liability for the same.

2 Comments

  1. I tend to agree with her but somehow well off people are also involved in this.

    Reply
  2. Edrich Miranda May 10, 2019

    I beg to differ, with major Nadeem Ahmad’s hypothesis, “About the rich being involved”, cause the basis ingredients are patently illegal political oppression. Difficult to describe, need be experienced.

    Reply

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *