Haroon K. Ullah is scholar, U.S. diplomat, and field researcher specializing in South Asia and the Middle East, gives a new and surprising perspective on why law-abiding, decent people enlist in radical, terror organizations. He refutes the common belief that people join religious extremist groups because of poverty, and lack of education. And he believes that one can combat this trend of religious extremism through education and the media.
Ullah developed his theory on religious extremism through his studies and personal experience in Pakistan. And Ullah believes that things can change both in Muslim majority countries and non-Muslim countries. It is important to spread teh word,to help educate the media and the public. In order to do this, we must all be proactive and courageous. Yet if we don’t start the ball rolling, the next generations may not have the chance.