In an optional course designed for engineering students, the Jawaharlal Nehru University in Delhi has made an attempt to teach students about why world peace is seeing a rising threat from Islamic terrorism.
The course work says “The course module on Terrorism and Assymetric Conflicts would explore the taxonomical patterns of terrorism based on region, typologies, ideologies, patterns and sources of conflict.”
In a subsection “Fundamentalist-religious Terrorism and its Impact”, it notes “The perverse interpretation of the Koran has resulted in the rapid proliferation of a jihadi cultist violence that glorifies death by terror in suicidal and homicidal variants. The exploitation of the cyberspace by the radical Islamic religious clerics has resulted in the electronic propagation of jihadi terrorism world over. Online electronic dissemination of Jihadi terrorism has resulted in the spurt of violence in non-Islamic societies that are secular and are now increasingly vulnerable to the violence that is on the increase.”
“The fight against terrorism is an important topic from India's perspective. At a time when many countries of the world are not paying as much attention to India's security needs as necessary, this topic becomes even more important” India Today quoted Professor and Chairperson of the School of International Studies Arvind Kumar.
He added “Jihad is a global challenge. At a time when Afghanistan has been occupied by the Taliban, nothing could have been a more contemporary topic than this...Different countries need mutual cooperation regarding jihad, especially as it has a great impact on the geopolitics of South Asia. Those who are arguing about this should also note that cyber and economic terrorism have also been made part of this paper.”
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