Pakistan has been a source of Islamic terror for many years. the isi ( the pakistani intelligence agency) is the origin of the taliban. I am still unconvinced that the central government in pakistan is in control of much. India has been trying to tell the rest of the world , including the United States of the islamist threat, but few were listening until 9/11.
Dr Mansur has more to say on the subject.
Pakistan a breeding ground for Islamism
By SALIM MANSUR
The portrait of the naturalized U.S. citizen of Pakistani origin arrested for last weekend’s failed car bombing in Times Square exposes once again the specious argument made by liberal-left ideologues that alone or in some combination, poverty, the sins of western colonialism-imperialism and the wickedness of Zionism are the cause of Islamist terrorism.
Instead, in Faisal Shahzad — a 30-year-old graduate of computer science with an MBA from the University of Bridgeport, Conn., and married with two young children — we have the profile of an alleged Islamist terrorist coming from a middle class, or even privileged, background.
The cause of Islamist terror is Islamism. It is an ideology like bolshevism devised to legitimize making war (jihad), seize power and establish a Shariah-based totalitarian rule. And as it was once with bolshevism in old Russia, Islamism attracts primarily young Muslim men of middle-class backgrounds with intellectual pretensions to become the vanguard “martyrs” of jihad against the West for being the enemy of Islam and Muslims.