ISLAMABAD: The arrest of Faisal Shahzad, a Pakistani born US national, as a suspect in the failed New York potential bombing should not come as a surprise. In December 2009 five American citizens were arrested from Sarghoda for their intentions to join a terrorist training camp. It is ironic that that the tracks of various terror plots can be traced back to Pakistan, as many jihadi aspirants see Pakistan as a training camp for such activities.
Terrorism has direly affected Pakistan’s image in the international arena and such news tarnishes the progress that we have made in the war against terror. It is imperative that the state clamp down on all potential recruitment centres of terrorism. Why do educated individuals resort to such extremist tendencies?