In Their Own Words: Understanding Lashkar-e-Tayyaba; Book That Is A ‘Must Read’
In 2008 when Mumbai was attacked by 10 terrorists belonging to Lashkar-e-Tayyaba, the world woke up and realized what danger this terrorist group poses. Before the Mumbai attacks, the US always considered Lashkar-e-Tayyaba as an Indian problem but after the attacks that approach was changed.
Christine Fair explains in her book, In Their Own Words: Understanding Lashkar-e-Tayyaba, why and how the group survived the global anti-terror campaign.
Fair, an associate professor at Georgetown University, U.S., tells the story of the LeT by analyzing the group’s own literature. Fair gives a detailed account of the LeT’s ideological roots, organizational structure, and its evolution as a hydra-headed social and militant outfit. When the group came under international pressure, it would rename itself as a social organization and emerge unaffected by state actions. Fair says there were occasions where intelligence warned the group about impending government actions so that the LeT or its parent organization Jamaat-ud-Dawa could take counter-measures in advance. JuD or LeT now have countless family organizations, a wide network of activists, large fund-raising capabilities, and thousands of recruitment centers. It remains a threat, primarily to India.
This is one of the best-selling books that covers so many things. It helps us to understand how Pakistan’s ‘other side’ works. Currently, this book is available online for purchase, below is the link-